King’s Lynn Academy FilmClub opened their doors to the public on Monday 23rd September for the Premiere screening of their latest work, Too Cool to Kickass.
With a runtime of 25 minutes, the superhero comedy starring both staff and students was incredibly well received, with almost 150 people in attendance; raising £205 in ticket sales for the club’s next project.
The evening was a glamorous red carpet affair, many members of the public and the students dressed in black tie as in addition to the film screening the club also hosted the second annual Academy awards, recognizing our member’s standout achievements with ‘Oscar’ style statues.
Many attendees commented on just how far the club had come and how cleverly the funding received through Kickstarter had been spent, how much they enjoyed the film and that they loved their complimentary ‘Too Cool to Kickass’ Popcorn, with many of them collecting an entire set at the end of the night as a reminder of a fantastic experience.
KLA FilmClub leader, Lee McCowen expressed how proud he was of all the members and that they have proven again this year that they have an abundance of filmmaking talent, regardless of budget.
Rico Lowson, a representative of FilmClub.org was unfortunately unable to attend, but had seen the preview test screening at Norwich’s Cinema City last Friday. Impressed with the film he commented “it’s an incredible achievement and amazing that something of such quality could come from an after school club, KLA FilmClub are doing great things and they look set to continue this level of quality and commitment next year and beyond.”
KLA FilmClub and all of its members would like to thank everyone who has shown us tremendous support this year, it really has made the difference and allowed us to officially become one of the top clubs in the country.
To view the gallery in an enlarged view, please click on the images. Photography by Eleanor Banham.