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Following  ex-Irish 1500m runner Andrew Walker as he attempts to host the first  European Schools Cross Country Open to inspire kids.
Following ex-Irish 1500m runner Andrew Walker as he attempts to host the first European Schools Cross Country Open to inspire kids.
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Following the inspirational journey of Andrew Walker, an ex-professional 1500m athlete as he sets out to create Europe's first European Schools Cross Country Open in Gran Canaria in February 2014.

Having his career cut devastatingly short by an injury which changed the course of his life, he finds himself living in a foreign country as a new father with a family to support.

With only his faith to carry him he set out to establish a world leading international warm weather training camp that at its core promoted the conservation of nature and a holistic approach to health, athletics and living. 

ESCCO being the latest development and challenge that he has undertaken, is set to be a journey that will follow the highs and lows, frustrations and successes of this unique environmental athletics event that aims to inspire today's youth to become the leaders of tomorrow and the stewards of the planet. Whatever the outcome it will be one hell of a journey and in the words of Andrew Walker 'there is no such thing as failure, only learning experiences' . 

Community Channel - Letter of Support
Community Channel - Letter of Support

Here is a link to the Community Channels website.
http://www.communitychannel.org

Another link below is Andrew Walkers Professional Warm Weather Training Camp website. 
http://professionalwarmweathertraining.com/

To get an idea of Andrew Walker and his beliefs you can watch these two videos below which are from his website.

The Crew so far

Director - Adam Cushley

Adam has a clear vision of how 'Stepping Forward' should come across to the audience with the use of the observational documentary style. This interactive programme will also show some situations where the directors voice may be heard as we talk to Andrew Walker to uncoil his story.

Producer - Ellen Arnold

Ellen is a talented producer and her Linekdin profile identifies what she has been involved with already and shows you what experience she brings to the crew. 

http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=62197148&locale=en_US&trk=tyah&trkInfo=tas%3Aellen%20a%2Cidx%3A1-1-1

Assistant Producer - Grace Arnold

Every producer needs an assistant to help make sure everything is covered from release forms to filming logistics.

Cinematographer - Lewis Thorpe

Check out Lewis' showreel by clicking on the image to get a good idea of his capabilities behind the camera. Lewis is very comfortable in operating the Canon C300 which will be used for this documentary. 

Lighting/Sound - Jack Carter

 Again click on the picture of Jack to see the films and documentaries he has been part of. Jack has a very important role in helping the cinematographer produce high quality shots. 

Risks and challenges

Pre Production

-Understanding foreign governmental legislation about filming and film permits that are required.
-Governmental Funding and backing of the event ESCCO.
-Management of expenditure must be monitored closely to fulfil a professional outcome.

Production Challenges

-Liability Insurance – Having all the necessary insurances in place is a given, before any production starts. Working with minors throws up its own legal challenges.
-Further to this distribution of parental consent forms to various countries must be agreed before filming.
-Filming in various locations and countries under tight scheduling conditions offers its own logistical challenges especially with limited funding. Further to this management of conflicting schedules of participants within the programme and overcoming the time restraints opposes a challenge.

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    DVD of the documentary. All backers will be mentioned in the credits.

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    Poster - a large poster (601mm x 847mm) of Andrew Walker. The photo will be a still from the documentary.

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    Planting Trees - As Andrew is very focused on backing the environment and as part of the childrens training camp they will learn about the environmental conservation which involves planting trees. This is your opportunity to plant a seed by backing the project. The reward will be us planting a tree out in Gran Canaria which will be filmed and shown in the programme and DVD.

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    Company banners at the event ESCCO to advertise your business. These banners will be advertised in the documentary which will be shown on the Community Channel going out on Sky, Virgin TV, Freesat and Freeview. The delivery of this will be when the documentary is shown on the channel. You will receive 5 banners for this pledged amount.

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    The reward is to sponsor the entire documentary. This involves the advertisement of your company logo which would be seen 6 times in total. Before and after the documentary goes to the 3 commercial breaks a short clip saying who 'Stepping Forward' is sponsored by. The company would also have a special thanks to our sponsor with logo in the end credits.

    On top of this the sponsor would have a DVD and 10 banners at the event ESCCO so advertisement would be seen throughout.

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