Young stars shine at premiere

Courtney Leigh Vernall, Georgia Ross, Liam Walsh, Oliver Rushen, Amelia Tempest, Eleanor Smith
Courtney Leigh Vernall, Georgia Ross, Liam Walsh, Oliver Rushen, Amelia Tempest, Eleanor Smith
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YOUNGSTERS walked the red carpet during a film premiere.

Stamford-based Image Productions staged the premiere of One Chance at the Showcase Cinema in Peterborough on Thursday last week.

The film follows the story of lovelorn teenager Alfie, who throws a party to try and attract the girl of his dreams Naomi without realising his friend Stacey is in love with him.

Director Martin Tempest said the film, which was shot in Stamford last summer as part of a holiday workshop, was a comedy which received rave reviews at the premiere.

Actor Warwick Davies, of Yaxley in Peterborough, was among those to attend.

Mr Tempest said: “Warwick Davies absolutely loved it and he felt that some of the kids had the potential to be really big and that the film had created a big stepping stone for them.

“Warwick also wants to keep links with us, which is exciting for the future.

“Everyone had a wonderful time at the premiere, though. It was a really good event for everyone involved.”

Luke Pasqualino was involved in a Movie Makers production before shooting to fame in Channel 4 drama Skins.

During the premiere, Mr Tempest announced that Creative England, the National Lottery and the British Film Institute, had agreed to give £10,000 in total to Image Productions for its next film Harbinger.

This will bring the budget for the film to about £40,000 - the largest budget ever for an Image Productions films.

Mr Tempest said the film, which will mainly be shot in Peterborough in the Easter and summer school breaks, was a fantastic project.

He said: “This grant funding is really exciting, particularly as we have always been self-financing in the past. It shows people have got faith in what we are doing.”