Odeon Schools Screening 2017

The grand premiere screening of ten local school films at the Hereford Odeon saw Screen 4 packed with expectant school-children on Monday July 10th. The aspiring historians and film-makers were there to present and screen their films, which all used the Derek Evans archive as their inspiration. After receiving training with Catcher Media and the Learning and Achievement Services, they all went about creating a variety of entertaining films about their local heritage including ones with Derek as a puppet, time travel through a portal, dancing (which gave Oscar winner ‘La La Land’ a run for its money), a ghostly boy and oral history interviews galore.

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Photos: Christopher Preece www.infinityunlimited.co.uk

The climax of the event was an awards ceremony for each school and was attended by project partners Elizabeth Semper O’Keefe from Herefordshire Archives and Records Centre, Hannah McSherry, Development Officer from Herefordshire Council and Nicholas Previté from the Beaumont Trust. Watch the trailer. Watch the behind the scenes. Watch the selected films.