VIDEO: It’s lights, camera, action for brave Chesterfield teen Jack

Jack Lander, 16, of Chesterfield, who suffers with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a condition that causes severe muscle degeneration and weakness.
Jack Lander, 16, of Chesterfield, who suffers with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a condition that causes severe muscle degeneration and weakness.

A seriously ill Chesterfield teenager has fulfilled a lifetime ambition by making his very own film.

Jack Lander, 16, suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a condition that causes severe muscle degeneration and weakness.

The teen was diagnosed with the illness at just two years old and he is now no longer able to walk.

He has a passion for film-making and his greatest wish was to own his very own Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge so he could make his own stop motion films.

And to make Jack’s wish become a reality, children’s charity Rays of Sunshine organised for Jack to go along to Flycheese Studio in Sheffield with his brand new Samsung phone.

There, he was able to produce and film his very own stop motion animation, called ‘I Don’t Know’.

Once finished, Jack posted his video to You Tube. He was also able to get some expert advice on equipment and how to get involved in the industry.

Mum Lynn said: “Jack really enjoyed his visit to the Flycheese Studio. He took to the animation process that he was shown, enjoying every minute.”

Paul Brown at Flycheese Animation described Jack as a ‘natural animator’

He said: “Jack is now part of our after school club and learning loads more skills.

“ We had a great time working with him, he is an amazing fella.”

n For more information about Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity or to apply for a wish to be granted, visit www.raysofsunshine.org.uk.