New film to showcase Sheffield

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Sheffield residents proud of where they live are being asked to help produce a film documenting 24 hours of life in the city.

The city council wants to showcase Sheffield through they eyes of local residents, who are being asked to send in video clips showing how people live, work and play in 2015.

The aim is to capture the real lives of Sheffielders - everything from a walk at sunrise through the park to daily commutes to work, toddler groups, dancing troupes, sports groups, lunch clubs, bingo nights, live music, nights out and people at work.

Residents are being asked to send in their own videos to the council or suggestions for a professional filmmaker to go out and shoot.

Councillor Julie Dore, leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “This film is all about telling the story of Sheffield through the eyes of its people.

“The working title of the film is ‘Our Sheffield’, and this is all about creating something real and exciting that captures the essence of our city.

“We want to capture the real Sheffield, from the grass roots up. This film will then be used to promote the city externally, because we know that what makes Sheffield truly unique is its fantastic people and places.

“We want as many people as possible to get involved with this project, so that we can really represent the lives of people across Our Sheffield.

“It doesn’t matter where you live, how old you are or what you do – we want to hear from you.”

The film will be around three minutes long and will be premiered at a major city event in the autumn. It will be promoted on social media.

To get involved with the project, send your ideas or video clips to @SheffCouncil on twitter, using the hashtag #oursheffield