Boys’ film gets big screening

Rushmoor School Film club shooting its rail safety film
Rushmoor School Film club shooting its rail safety film

Amateur film makers from Rushmoor School will watch their latest movie on the big screen as it premieres in a cinema.

The film was the result of seven-months hard work by the Rushmoor Film Club, which is made up of 16 students, three teachers, two parents and a Bedfordshire videographer from the independent school, in Bedford.

The club wrote, directed, and produced a short film on the theme of the danger of trespassing and playing on rail tracks to enter a competition sponsored by Network Rail.

It focuses on a group of friends who spur 12-year-old Billy to climb a fence onto the track. When his dad is called to the scene, the story takes a fatal turn.

The film is being screened at Milton Keynes Cineworld tonight (Thursday) along with six other school’s entries for judging.

The top films will be shown at rail stations around the country as well as being used to educate children about the dangers of the railway.

The film club meets on Mondays, and is run by teacher Ian Swannell, and amateur film maker and parent Mick Child. Mick also worked for Network Rail for more than 28 years, and secured the help of the British Transport Police.