Gorleston high school students who spent a year training as film makers will be converging on Cinema City on Saturday September 22 for the premiere screenings of their work on the Broads.
The event is a mini film festival celebrating their work produced under the direction of former BBC TV presenter Ian Masters.
Supported by the Broads Authority’s Sustainable Developement Fund and the Broads Society, the six features, entitled “Broadshots”, range from short documentaries to period drama written, and in some cases, acted by the 15 students. The training was based at Lynn Grove High School Gorleston.
The films include a love story performed in Victorian costume, a film on a wherry skipper’s last sail, views of the rivers set to music and the story of the rare Swallowtail butterfly filmed at Wheatfen nature reserve.
Ian Masters, who was brought up on the Broads and was the anchorman for the BBC’s regional television programme Look East said: “These young people were very enthusiastic and keen to learn their craft. Their programmes came from their ideas, their research and their production skills and they truly capture the spirit of the Broads.”
The films will be shown at 10am to an invited audience.