Roll 'em time for Reigate school pupils in national film competition (From Redhill And Reigate Life)
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Roll 'em time for Reigate school pupils in national film competition
3:58pm Monday 7th October 2013 in Local News
Four aspiring film-makers from a Reigate school have been short-listed for a national film-making competition and will have their film screened in London.
Dunottar School students Lucy Austin, Holly Lovitt, Isabel Troniseck and Jessica Scheck have written and performed in ‘The Blame Game,' which will be screened at The British Film Institute at the South Bank, and judged by a panel of industry experts on Saturday, October 26.
Jessica said: “It was the first film we’ve ever made, so we weren’t expecting it!”
Members of the Moviemakers drama and film club, the ten-year-olds entered a Kids for Kids UK Film Competition.
Kids for Kids is a registered community interest company, which aims to inspire the creative thinkers of the future and support the work of artists and filmmakers.
Moviemakers was set up two years ago by actor, director and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art speech and drama teacher, Charlie Watts, who noticed that there were a lot of amateur dramatics societies for performing on stage, but only limited opportunities for children and adults to perform in their own films.
The Moviemakers ten-week courses are open to young people, teenagers and adults, who write their own scripts and rehearse, and then their work is filmed and edited by industry professionals.
Mr. Watts said: “Film festivals are notoriously well-subscribed, so to gain selection is a credit for the girls.”
For more details about Moviemakers, visit its website at: www.movie-makers.info