filmmakers show why community is so important
Four young filmmakers from Borehamwood
have showcased their debut feature film at the prestigious British
Film Institute in London.
Young filmmakers Michael Hendrick, Gaelle
Hendrick, Liam Pates and Hayley Burns have written, directed and
produced their own short mockumentary called A Star is Born:
A Peter Winklebottom Story in which a camera crew examine the life
story of an unusual Hollywood icon.
The short film was produced as part of a
national programme funded by Affinity Sutton working with
not-for-profit film and production company Chocolate Films.
It was premiered alongside six other films –
all inspired by the theme of roots - from young people in London,
Plymouth, Bradford and Birmingham at the British Film Institute at
London’s South Bank on Saturday 14 January.
Joanne Rich, Youth Engagement Manager for
Affinity Sutton, said: “As a business for social purpose, we
are committed to helping people put down roots and we also want to
help create places for communities to thrive. This project
enabled us to get a real insight into what young people’s
perceptions of where they live and their aspirations and we wanted
this event to be a real celebration of their achievements.”
A Star is Born: A Peter Winklebottom Story