Our Harlow and Bishop’s Stortford Primary and Chicks classes recently had a very special day. The movies they created over the past 2 terms were shown on the big screen at the Cineworld Cinema in Edinburgh Way Harlow. The premiere was a red carpet event which meant that students dressed to impress as they made their way in to the cinema.
The Harlow movie premiered at 10.15am and was followed by the Bishop’s Stortford version at 11.30am. This meant that screen 4 at Cineworld was packed out twice during the morning screenings. Each movie was preceded by a short film made by our Chicks classes which had the audience clapping and cheering. It was then time for the main event. Scrolling Children tells the story of a group of students who are attending a 5-day film course. Until, eventually they become overtaken by a new app on their smartphones. Creative Director Phil Dale, who devised the movie’s plot said:
“From the outset the children decided they wanted to devise a zombie style movie and the smartphone idea came from that. As well as it being a whole load of fun it is also a cautionary tale about how children at a quite a young age can become obsessed with their phones.”
The picture to the right shows Creative Director Phil Dale on the red carpet with Primary Film and Theatre tutors Abi Jarvie and Ellie Smith.
The film has proven its relevance with the UN recently calling for a ban on smartphones in schools.
Watch a clip from the Harlow Scrolling Children movie here
Watch a clip from the Bishops Stortford Chicks movie here
See pictures from the red carpet here