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Underdog Crew Adventures
Together with our partners in funding and regional youth engagement projects, we are proud to announce the next phase in our mission to provide permanent UC studio bases around the UK. Alongside working within our Tendring and Colchester communities we now have a Suffolk base to provide mentored and chaperoned creative breaks.
CARLTON MERES COUNTRY PARK in Saxmundham
Two beautiful six berth mobile homes, adjacent to one another. Both with full decking. Layout consists of one double and one twin room, with double sofa bed and single sleeper in the lounge. These can both accommodate five to six youths and one to two chaperones.
*We also have a large space between the two homes for one medium sized tent.
WE HAVE OUR OWN EXCLUSIVE POP UP CINEMA WITH A 16FT INFLATABLE SCREEN. FULL SMART TV AND GAMES CONSOLES WITH SOUNDBAR in both homes. CHARCOAL BARBECUE AND FURNITURE ON VERANDA.
MAXIMUM ATTENDEES - 8-10 TEENAGE GUESTS AND 2-4 CHAPERONES
ACTIVITIES on the park include:
2 large fishing lakes
2 swimming pools (inside and outside)
Small well equipped gym
Crazy golf and play area
Craft and kids/teen club / Segway and pedal go-kart hire*
Adventure weekends include:
Filmmaking workshop by 'DB' Morgan and crew.
OUTDOOR CINEMA/GAMING EVENING
CRABBING at world famous Walbeswick harbour
COASTAL FORAGING at nearby beaches
FISHING TUTORING on the park lakes
PAID ADD-ON EXCURSIONS include:
Archery Classes at High Lodge Leisure - from £22 per person (90min session)
Air Gun Classes at High Lodge Leisure - from £22 per person (90min session)
Bakery School at Two Magpies Bake School - From £75 per student/per day.
River Boat trip from Southwold - From £5 to £8 per person
Swim and fun at Beccles Lido - From £5 to £9.50 per person.
Sea fishing boat trips at Southwold - PRICES TBC - 4 hrs. Up to 6 anglers.
We can arrange a full package of ADD-ON activities, together with minibus hire, to ensure your group get the most from their stay.
3 night PACKAGES for up to 8 youths and 4 chaperones. (Friday to Monday or Monday to Thursday)
*from £49 per person / per night: maximum capacity - low season.
All course participants receive:
An ‘Underdog Crew Adventures’ certificate.
Prize trophies for different activities.
Self confidence, team building skills, increased positivity.
Nurturing environments to develop new creative ideas.
Encouragement, guidance and signposting into positive directions.
Self sufficiency and responsibility through daily rota’d lunch cooking.
Taking ownership of choices based around positive actions.
UNDERDOG CREW STUDIOS: An innovative filmmaking and creative arts initiative founded by 'DB' Morgan, a screenwriter, author and award winning producer/director born and bred in Colchester, Essex, UK. An autistic mental health survivor and proud family ambassador for www.sickchildrenstrust.org.
We are currently operating from several regional bases and individual
film sets, seeking a permanent studio base in Clacton-on-Sea for 2023.
As a mental health survivor, anxiety sufferer and general all-round underdog, DB Morgan is proud to welcome under-represented and minority groups into all of his filmmaking exploits. Having trialled his 'youth involvement project' during the shoot of his 2010 (MTV competition winning) short film, "Subject 3", he quickly learned that everybody has something to offer in a creative environment and crew members on the autism/Asperger's spectrum especially came away empowered and motivated from their experiences on set.
“When I was younger, I never really believed in myself, I never really had confidence in many things. From issues from my childhood. My parents suffer from mental illness and it was really tough. I always felt like I couldn’t achieve anything, and I have nothing to show to the world. I had a dark stage in my life dealing with a lot of suicidal thoughts. But I overcame it. This team and film have given me a sense of purpose, and the title alone just shows how I feel now in life. After dealing with a lot of stuff and gradually picking myself up. This experience has given me faith.”
JAMIE WRIGHT (19) FOUNDING UNDERDOG CREW MEMBER
Radio series with Rodney Appleyard: film guru and host of Colne radio’s 'Saturday night at the movies' podcast. Discussing the current state of British independent film with 'DB' Morgan, associated actors and members of the Underdog crew.
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“Sometimes I find it hard because I think people just see the disabilities sides of me and not take me seriously but that's something i'n used to.
I feel like with the Underdog Crew we are all equal no one is judged. Everyone just has the one goal and we all come together with all our love of film to create all together. I feel like I'm actually taken seriously and that everyone is.. so it's a really good, friendly environment.”
JAMIE MURPHY (18)
Founding UNDERDOG CREW member
"STAND UP" by M.I.C. An Underdog Crew music video devised and written by Underdog Crew members and performed by renowned U.S rapper M.I.C.