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Free film festival at the Employment Academy

Filming at the Employment Academy
Filming taking place at the Employment Academy

28 August 2015

A group of people using the services of Thames Reach have successfully produced a short film which is being shown at the Employment Academy as part of the Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival.

A total of eight people from services across Thames Reach came together during Adult Learners Week in July to write a script, film and edit the three minute film entitled The Perfect Robbery.

They were supported by experts from the local film company Four Corners who also supplied the filming equipment and sourced the actors and actresses.

The film is being shown at 7.30pm on Monday, September 7 at the Thames Reach Employment Academy based at 29 Peckham Road, London, SE5 8UA. Entry is free.

A Question and Answer session with the film makers will follow the short three minute comedy.

At 8pm, there will be a showing of the mystery drama Mona Lisa which was made in 1986 and is about an ex-convict who becomes entangled in the dangerous life of a female escort. The stars Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson and Michael Caine and the opening scenes were shot locally in East Dulwich.

As a warm up for the film festival, the Thames Reach Employment Academy Sun Cafe will be offering a great deal with any pizza and 250ml of house wine or soft drink for only £10 between 6pm and 7.30pm.

Zoe Pye, Thames Reach’s manager of the Employment and Resettlement Team, said: “The group wrote, filmed and edited the film in only three days which reflects the high level of commitment and enthusiasm everybody had.

“None of it would have been possible without the support of Four Corners or the Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival.”