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News Behind the scenes artist blog

Artist Melanie Manchot will be blogging from behind the camera for us while making her new film Tracer.

Commissioned by Great North Run Culture, the film will feature ten North East parkour runners, or traceurs, making their way along the course of the Bupa Great North Run. Featuring iconic landmarks as well as lesser known stretches of the course, Tracer will show the incredible feats these young performers are capable of in beautiful long takes.

The winner of our 2013 Moving Image Commission started filming with her team and a group of parkourists from Apeuro Parkour & Freerunning in the early hours of the morning on the day of the 2012 Great North Run. They’ve since been back to the North East to film on the Swing Bridge from one of the Tyne Bridge towers, on the Fellgate Estate and around Felling in Gateshead and they’ll be coming back throughout the year to film the parkourists performing along more sections of the route. Follow Melanie’s progress and see stills from the film on her behind the scenes blog.

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