Community screening for movie shot in Shrewsbury

January 25, 2013

A special screening for the cast, crew and local community involved in the making of a movie shot in and around Shrewsbury is set to take place in the Town later this month (28 January).

The new film by The Co-operative British Youth Film Academy is based on Shakespeare’s “Henry IV Part 1” and was shot in the area during a film-making summer camp hosted by Shrewsbury College of Art and Technology during summer 2011.

The film was made by a cast and crew of students working with professionals from the world of film and education and, locations used in the making of the film included Shrewsbury Castle, the College’s Radbrook campus plus, Adcote School for Girls.

To be screened at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, the movie is described as bringing the epic battle of Shrewsbury to life but with a western twist.

The film is directed by Adam Lee Hamilton, a filmmaker whose previous films for The Co-operative British Youth Film Academy (BYFA) include “The Rochdale Pioneers”, a movie starring John Henshaw and John McArdle that was screened on Film4 this winter as part of the channel’s British Connection Season.

Dee Young, Head of School for Art, Media, ICT & Sport at Shrewsbury College, added: “It is fantastic to be able to offer this opportunity at our College and remarkable to see the students’ grow in confidence and technique during the film-making process - it is truly inspiring to see all their hard work appear on the silver screen!”

Michael Fairclough, The Co-operative’s Head of Community and Co-operative Investment, said: “When opportunities, passion and enthusiasm collide it can truly be life changing and this is exactly the kind of exciting environment that BYFA creates.”

BYFA is funded by The Co-operative as part of its commitment to inspiring young people and is itself a Co-operative with a membership made up of Colleges and Universities. It offers young people unique opportunities to experience the thrills and challenges of a professional film set.

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Contact Information:

Andrew Torr
The Co-operative Group Press Office
Tel: 07702 505551
Email: andrew.torr@co-operative.coop