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Film premier for Trillick schoolchildren

THE red carpet was rolled out for the pupils of a Trillick primary school who star in a film premiere screened on Friday night.

Pupils from Knocknagor School were the main stars in ‘The Photograph’, a short film set in Trillick in the 1930’s.
Produced by Soup Stone Productions, the film tells the story of a school photograph taken in 1935 and the trauma it caused one of its pupils.

“It’s based on a true story from the area,” explained Soup Stone’s Cyril Kelly, “and captures a time when photography was completely alien to the mindset of local children.

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“We were working on a larger project about the history of the school and wanted a story that captured the difference between today’s world and the world of 1935 when the school was founded.”

The film stars Alice Meade and Rory Burns as well as 20 other children from Knocknagor.

It also features drama teacher, Angela McCann and was filmed at the Ulster American Folk Park.

“We are very happy with the final result,” said Cyril Kelly.

The film was made with the help of Northern Ireland Screen and launched at Springhill Golf Club in Trillick.

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