A young boy is transported back to the trenches of WW1 to discover what it was really like to be a boy soldier.
The film was written and produced in collaboration with the cast, aged 10-14, from their original idea. It was then shot over the course of an afternoon on location and in their Film & TV lesson at PQA Aylesbury under the guidance and direction of Amy Coop.
It was screened on Remembrance Sunday 2012 at the PQA Empire Film Festival, Empire Cinema, Leicester Square where it won Best Film (in age group). It also won Best School Production and the overall Best Film award at the Limelight Film Awards 2013. This year it has been screening at the IWM in London as well as on Big Screens in Bradford, Portsmouth and Warwick as part of the WW1 centenary and IWM Film Festival.
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Written & Directed by Amy Coop
From an initial concept by the cast aged 11-14
Shot in an afternoon with practically zero budget and a 2 person crew.
Winner 'Best Film' at the Limelight Awards 2013
Official Selection Imperial War Museum Film festival 2014
Nominated 'Best Film 'Stoke your Fires' Film Festival 2013