Jun 23 2010 by Julie Watt, Dumfries Standard Wednesday
PUPILS and parents at Penpont Primary School got a taste of Hollywood glamour when they attended the screening of their own films at the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre.
As befits a premiere, everyone dressed for the occasion and were photographed arriving on the red carpet, before receiving goodie bags including a signed picture of Buddy the Bear – the star of the movies.
The event was the culmination of many weeks’ work by the primary six and seven pupils as part of their topic The Very Important Bear.
The topic set the challenge of making Buddy into a movie star and the pupils formed their own production companies to create a variety of highly entertaining movies.
Some of the teams took inspiration from modern day classics, producing movies such as Mr Bean and the Return of the Talking Bear, whilst others created original movies raging from adventure movies to a murder mystery.
Their teacher, Carol Moyes, said: “The pupils worked very hard on their movies and it was wonderful for them to be able to premiere them in a real cinema.
“We are very grateful to Alice Stilgoe, film officer, and CREATE for their help in making the evening possible.”
The screening of the films was followed by an Oscars-style awards ceremony.
The Box, a murder mystery produced by T-JAFF Productions, was awarded Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Funniest Out-take.
Indiana Buddy and the Secret of the Lost Tribe by Puffin Productions, took the award for Best Costume Design and the coveted Best Picture award.