Colne students host successful film premiere

STARS IN THE MAKING: Year Nine students at Colne Primet High School plan, prepare, and produce their own short film "Boxes and Bombshells" (S)
STARS IN THE MAKING: Year Nine students at Colne Primet High School plan, prepare, and produce their own short film "Boxes and Bombshells" (S)
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CREATIVE students at a Colne high school are a step away from rubbing shoulders with some of the film industry’s most famous faces.

Up-and-coming film makers at Colne Primet High School have been working alongside Rowbot Street Community Interest Company since September, to plan, prepare, and produce their own short film.

If the Year 9’s work “Boxes and Bombshells” is nominated, then they will be given the incredible opportunity of attending the high profile First Light Awards Ceremony.

And there they would come face-to-face with celebrities. In previous years, stars such as Sienna Miller, Daniel Craig, Kevin Spacey and Kate Winslet have been on the judging panel.

Recently, the students hosted their own premiere screening for their film, where school choir “Vocalise” performed popular music from films and musicals throughout the evening. Donations were made to The Salvation Army.

Learning mentor Gemma Lonsdale said: “This have been a unique opportunity and provided our pupils with a real insight into what it would be like working in film production. The evening was a great success and well supported by staff, students and parents.”

Funding for the project has been provided by First Light, who are a UK wide organisation that give young people the opportunity to develop new skills through creative, digital and media projects.

Over the past couple of months, students have worked with professional script writers, sound and lighting technicians, film producers, and directors and students from the beauty department at Nelson and Colne College to support them in making the film.