March 2013. Client: FILMCLUB
When I was at school and the teacher put a film on, it was probably because it was raining and we weren’t allowed out to play. I would never have expected the lead role of the film to walk into class, sit down with us and be interviewed. Jeremy Irvine (who played Albert Narracott, the leading role in Steven Spielberg’s version of War Horse) did just that in a South London school. The event was organised by FILMCLUB, a national education charity which ‘provides young people with a chance to transform their lives through film’. The members can watch and review a huge selection of films and there are currently 3961 to choose from (It would take me an entire academic year to decide which one to start with). I would definitely do my homework if the main character was going to see it too. Not one of the students said ‘a dog ate my screenplay’; they were transfixed but not at all shy with their questioning which delved headfirst into how Jeremy had got into acting, got the War Horse role and if he could do accents… and would he prove it to them right away! He did.