World premiere takes place at the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn
A cartoon made by children in care is screened at popular playhouse
A cartoon made by a group of children in care, got its world premiere on Wednesday at one of the country’s best known play houses.
We Care, created by a group of children all of whom are in care in the borough and range from seven to 13-years-old was shown at the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn High Road.
The DVD, which features the children’s voices and their specially created superhero, Protector, is part of a wider information pack - containing a comic book guide and a personal dairy.
The starter pack will be given to all children who are going into foster care or a children’s home in the borough.
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Former Mastermind champion and star of ITV gameshow The Chase, Shaun Wallace, a former student of Copland Community School in Cecil Avenue, Wembley, hosted the event on Wednesday, October 31.
We Care’s young creators range in age from seven to 13 years and have been working since the summer to devise, star in and produce the DVD and comic book with the production company, Latimer Creative.
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The project was jointly funded by Brent Council and Brent NHS.
Cllr Mary Arnold, lead member for children and families at Brent Council congratulated all the children who took part.
She said: “Congratulations and a huge thank you to all of the children who took part in this project and, by using their own experience, managed to produce this exemplary film.
“Congratulations to Latimer Creative too, We Care really is a triumph and I am convinced it will achieve the children’s objective and help make life a little easier for the hundreds of other children in Brent who face the daunting prospect of going into care.”
The film is now set for a special reception at the British Film Institute (BFI) in the New Year.