Students from St Luke’s School for young people with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties have premiered a comedy film at Cineworld in Regent Circus, with help from Keith Phillips from Ideal Films.
The comedic caper, called ‘The Book Thieves’ has been written, directed, played out and edited by the students under Keith Phillips watchful encouragement.
Keith said: “They have been amazingly enthusiastic about the project, and are even now planning the sequel!
“Through the project they developed some exceptional team working skills, and exhibited a level of focus, determination and maturity that I doubt they ever before. Although the film itself is fun and silly the best way!
“And now they will get to see their film premiered at Cineworld in Regent Circus, thanks to the kind support of Matt Bayliss, the General Manager.”
The project has been supported by the National Lottery through the BFI’s Into Film initiative (www.intofilm.org) and after the screening the filmmakers will be presented with certificates and a DVD copy of their film by Sophie Critchlow, Programme Co-ordinator for Into Film. The screening will also be attended by the young people’s teachers and parents.