Nerve Centre has always had a passion for film, from producing Oscar-nominated shorts to platforming fresh new voices in film.
Voices for Change (2021)
A powerful film produced by Nerve Centre in partnership with young people from the North West Ministry of Youth project.
Voices for Change is a visualisation of the hopes and aspirations for a better way of life for young people in the North West of Northern Ireland. The film calls for young people to become change makers for the future by getting involved through the power of democracy.
Funded by Peace IV Project and delivered in partnership with Co-operation Ireland and the Education Authority of Derry City & Strabane District Council.
Dance Lexie Dance (1996)
Produced by Nerve Centre and shot on location in Derry, Dance Lexie Dance is a heart-warming short film that achieved a nod for Best Live Action Short Film at the 70th Academy Awards in 1998.
The film features the late B.J. Hogg as a working-class Protestant widower, Lexie, who is initially reluctant when his young daughter expresses an interest in Irish dancing, following the Riverdance craze that swept the country. It is a tale of love, loss, acceptance and culture all woven together in an impactful, charming and sensitively observed film.
Looking back at the film's impact after 25 years, producer Pearse Moore commented, "Lexie was transformative for Nerve Centre. Our motivation for making the film was to give our film students industry experience. It became an international success, showcasing our local creative industries on the international stage and Nerve Centre as a key cultural hub."
Youth Voices of Brexit (2019)
Youth Voices of Brexit was an initiative of Cooperation Ireland and Nerve Centre, in partnership with North West Regional College and funded by the Department for Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund.
The project gave young people a platform for the creative expression of their views, hopes and fears around Brexit as it directly impacts on both sides of the border in the North West.