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Tales from behind the camera as film club welcomes top director

Students at Glebelands School in Cranleigh were given an exclusive glimpse of life behind the camera as they welcomed BAFTA Award-nominated film director Phyllida Lloyd to their school through education charity Into Film.

Members of the school's film club, aged 11 to 15, took part in the exclusive question and answer event with the director, best known for her work on The Iron Lady and Mamma Mia! to discuss how getting into film can help young people learn, her personal career highlights and the under representation of female directors in the film industry.

The visit was part of international Women's Day, which is held to inspire women and celebrate their achievements.

Pupil, Hannah said: "As a girl who already likes this sort of thing, it really made me want to pursue going into the film business and having a career."

The visit formed part of the Into Film's industry interaction programme, 'Behind-The-Scenes,' which enables young people from all backgrounds to have access to a creative professional while still at school.

Phyllida Lloyd said: "It feels really important to get out there and talk to young people, hear their views and talk to them - particularly to people who are passionate about films because they are the audience of the future."

Kathy Bell, who leads the school's film club, said: "It was an incredibly wonderful opportunity to have a visit from a respected, esteemed Hollywood director.  A real treat for the students, a real treat for me.  Informative, educational, funny.  An absolute pleasure."

To see a film clip of the visit, please click on the below link:-

http://www.filmclub.org/behind-the-scenes/details/506/phyllida-lloyd-visits-glebelands-school

 

Article Source - Surrey Advertiser