FILMCLUB Aims For The Stars!
Ewan and co. launch a summer of sci-fi...
FILMCLUB – the after-school initiative for young people, will give Hollywood a run for its money in the coming weeks when members get the chance to shoot their very own Science Fiction films.
Selected schools across the South of England will get the chance to take part in one of summer schools, where they will not only be watching classics like Flight of the Navigator and the chillingly brilliant Invasion of the Body Snatchers, but competing for a FILMCLUB Oscar, when they create their own version of a Sci-Fi great.
Ahead of the Sci- Fi summer FILMCLUB hunted down some of the best-known names in Science Fiction film to get their feedback on the scheme.
First to comment was Star Wars actor Ewan McGregor - “It’s brilliant how teachers are using movies to engage kids with the world.”
Self confessed Sci–Fi geek and star of the latest Star Trek smash, Simon Pegg, agreed – “I think it is wonderful that something like FILMCLUB is being done… people need to get behind it!”
For the ultimate seal of approval, movie legend Stephen Spielberg - director of Sci–Fi classics E.T and Close Encounters of the Third Kind said “what they are doing at FILMCLUB is amazing!”
This event is just one of the many summer film clubs that FILMCLUB is running around the UK this summer – all of them free to the students and schools. And with the praise of so many stars of the silver screen, FILMCLUB’s Summer of Sci-Fi may even launch the stars of the future…
For further details on the FILMCLUB visit www.filmclub.org
Supported by top film talent and education professionals FILMCLUB is a network of after-school clubs (4,548 as of 21st June 2010) that offers children free weekly access to thousands of classic and popular films, as well as film industry news, events and talent.