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Pupils' movie goes to Leicester Square
7:20am Sunday 17th March 2013 in News
A FILM produced by primary school children from Springfield is up for an award.
Pupils from Perryfields Primary School, Lawn Lane, will be going to the Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square after their movie, Time Report, was nominated for Best Film Under 12s First Light Award.
The ceremony, on Tuesday, March 19, will feature other films made by young film-makers through First Light, an organisation which helps develop filming skills in under-25s.
Working alongside staff from Colchester-based Signals Art Centre, the schoolchildren have made their own sets and props including a space station made from recycled material.
Lisa Wright, Signals’ education co-ordinator and project tutor, said the pupils have shown some great ideas during the production process.
She added: “The young filmmakers created and performed interesting characters. Props and costumes were made during lunch time sessions.
“This film really expresses the group creativity. They worked very hard to achieve a complex film and there are some truly lovely moments in it.”
The plot of the film revolves around their passions of the environment and space travel along with discussing their concerns about global warming.
Characters in the movie include a dinosaur, Tudor farmer, an alien and a news producer, all of whom are played by the students.
Professional film-makers Emma Curtis and Jane Gull also helped the children during the production of the movie.
Judges at the ceremony, which are known as the mini Oscars, include Doctor Who star Matt Smith, movie director Sir Alan Parker and actor Martin Freeman.