Norwich Youth for Christ launch Christmas short film

On Wednesday evening Norwich Youth for Christ launched their new, original short film, 'It's not about the Turkey' created by a team of young people to help uncover the truth about Christmas. 

Norwich Youth for Christ celebrated the end of a busy term last night (Wednesday) with a special event to showcase the charity’s new Christmas short film, titled ‘It’s not about the Turkey’. The film was released on YouTube shortly afterwards.

During the event Youthworker Ben Lawrence, who runs the weekly film club that wrote and directed the film, interviewed Jonathan Baker who plays the main character Harvey in the film. Jonathan, who appeared in almost every scene, described the fun they had filming the video and estimated that it took 150 takes. 

In the film the youngest member of the family, Harvey, is certain there has to be more to Christmas, but his parents and siblings think it's all about presents, decorations and the turkey. No one will listen to him - until his stunt man toy comes to life.

Nick Blanch, Director of Norwich Youth for Christ, asked supporters to share 'It's Not About the Turkey' on social media so that as many people as possible could view the film.


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