Local film will be screened back at home

Director Andy Simpson, who directed Young Hearts Run Free.
Director Andy Simpson, who directed Young Hearts Run Free.

A FILM produced in Northumberland will be screened in the region tomorrow (Friday) alongside a series of youth worksops.

Young Hearts Run Free, the award-winning micro-budget debut feature set in a mining village during the 1974 strike, has been released in cinemas across the UK and is now returning home for a special screening with a question and answer session with the director.

Ashington based director Andy Simpson will be offering his expertise and experience as an actor and working within independent filmmaking to school and youth groups based in south east Northumberland with a series of workshops throughout the day at Woodhorn, on Friday, July 8.

The event has been arranged by Doorstep Pictures and Ashington High School’s Film Club, and will include an acting and filmmaking workshop for students from all the local high schools and the ‘Young Hearts Run Free’ screening is preceded by short films from local media students.

Andy said: “Young people these days are very media savvy and their filmmaking abilities are way beyond what mine were ten years ago so I’m sure we’ll see some great work from some of them in the future. “This event is a chance to screen their films in front of an audience.

“The screening event is about giving something extra for the audience so they can meet the team and ask any questions they like and it’s more involving and more educational so it’s of even more interest to anyone wanting to get into drama, media or writing as well as those who remember the 1970s or grew up in the mining communities.”

The event will tale place at Woodhorn Museum,. Ashington, on Friday, July 8, at 7pm.

Tickets priced at £4.50 or £3.50 for concessions are available by calling (01670) 528080 Visit www.bedefilms.co.uk/trailer.asp#trailer to view the trailer.