Watch the animation films created by Becket, Bemrose and Firs Primary Schools as part of Reimagine film project

As part of Reimagine, team members from Derby Theatre and project partners have been working with young people from Becket Primary, Bemrose Primary and Firs Primary schools to produce new animation films.

A new short documentary film has now been released alongside the final short films to showcase the process, which brought the schools and their families and communities back together and be creative following lockdown.

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The Mafia Strikes Again

Written by Becket Primary, Performed & Illustrated by Firs Estate Primary

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Friends with An Alien

Written by Bemrose Primary, Performed & Illustrated by Becket Primary 

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Welcome to the Dream Realm

Written By Firs Primary, Performed & Illustrated by Bemrose Primary

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Thank You

A huge thank you to Paula Martin, Kate Beecroft and Sue James. Catherine and her catering team. Abbie Canning for being the most outstanding creative enabler.

Thank you to Helen Jackson, Simon Marshall, Omar Khan, Derby Theatre Front of House team. Dean Johnson and Bramblebrook Community Centre and Team.

Thanks to all the families who attended our film premiere event and for your continuous support.

A huge congratulations to all the young people who made this project possible. 

Simon Marshall working in schools as part of Reimagine film project

Young people talking about the Reimagine film project in schools

Creative Team

The films have been co-created with: 

Writer – Simon Marshall

Illustration, Animation and Design by Helen Jackson, Abbie Canning and Darius Powell

Audio Play Directed and Produced by Tom Craig

Documentary by Omar Khan

Executive Producer - Tom Craig

Families taking part in Reimagine film project in Derby schools

About Reimagine

The Reimagine project, led by Derby Theatre and Derby's Cultural Education Partnership, provides a wealth of exciting arts and sports related opportunities for young people and local schools in and around the city.

The project has been made possible through £1.1 million of investment from Arts Council England through the Young People’s Performance Fund, with additional support from Derby’s Opportunity Area, Derby County in the Community Trust and Derby City Council.

For more information, please contact Charlotte Hodkinson (Reimagine Producer) at

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