Monday, 21 March 2011

Oscar &BAFTA glamour and local schools

My friend Duncan Bruce (occasional blogger and prolific tweeter @duncanqbruce) has organised a bit of a treat for 3 schools in Reading tomorrow.  I'm not a film buff but even I get excited when I'm told a BAFTA winner and Oscar nominee want to visit some junior schools in Reading to talk about the film industry.

I'm going along to two of the school's events as I am a governor at one and the ward councillor at another, and they asked me along.  Really looking forward to it, but I've asked Duncan to invite Colin Firth, next time.

The press release is below:

Film Editor and Thames ward candidate, Duncan Bruce has organised for BAFTA winner, Poss Kondeatis (Until The River Runs Red) and Oscar nominee and Student Academy Award winner, Tanel Toom (The Confession) to visit three of Reading’s schools tomorrow to talk about the film industry and answer questions from Reading’s young people.

Wilson Primary School, Geoffrey Field Junior School and Katesgrove Primary School are the three lucky schools.  The children will also be shown a short film and encouraged to think about writing scripts and producing short films to tie in with their other work.

Duncan said “Having worked with Tanel and Poss I know they are really keen to give back to the community and encourage more young people to think about the film industry”.

Tanel Toom said “It is great to be able to share our passion for film with young people – and who knows one of them could be walking up the red carpet in a few years!”