Supporting disadvantaged and marginalised young people in Filmmaking
Making a difference
I have dedicated many years to training, supporting and mentoring unemployed and disadvantaged young people in film production. The projects been very successful in building bridges for more communities to be able to engage and seek employment in the film/television industry.
A very open and frank conversation about the need to support young people.
10 years training hundreds of young people
Cassius realised very soon how affective filmmaking can be for young people as a tool to engage, motivate and inspire.
'when I work with young people I'm not looking for the next filmmaker - im looking for those wanting to just better themselves and their outlook on life'
'Filmmaking is a tool that requires, discipline, team work, listening, patients, self motivation and understanding - young people want these skills'
Cassius has partnered with a variety of organisations across the UK
Department for Work and Pensions
A New Direction
Various Local Authorities
Cassius meets Prince William
Cassius Rayner had the opportunity to meet Prince William and discuss his work with supporting disadvantaged youth in film. Cassius said at the time "when we were formerly introduced I was very pleasantly surprised by how much Prince William knew of my work and asked me questions I never expected - it was an honour"
Films Win awards
Training and mentoring so many young people can be emotionally and physically exhausting and its a real treat when your young people go to a festival with big smiles, pride, and hope and then win an award. amazing