Talented Alford pupils produce their own film

A screen grab for Jack and Max's silent black-and-white movie 'Letters from the Front', which will be released on YouTube in April. Photo supplied.
A screen grab for Jack and Max's silent black-and-white movie 'Letters from the Front', which will be released on YouTube in April. Photo supplied.
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TWO BUDDING young film-makers from Alford have impressed after making their own silent movie.

Max Morris and Jack Forman were inspired by the success of this year’s multi-Oscar winning silent movie The Artist to make a silent flick of their own.

And the Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School pupils’s effort will be released on YouTube next month.

The pair’s movie, ‘Letters from the Front’, is set during World War One.

They visited the Museum of Lincolnshire Life during its ‘WW1 Living History Weekend’ to help with the period setting.

They used historical re-enactors at the museum to take part in the film.

Theresa Workman, who is the museum’s Collections Access Officer, provided the love interest.

Mr Johnson, a teacher at the Grammar School, said, “This was a big challenge for the two boys, who only had a couple of hours to plan and shoot their film.

“They had to make best use of the props available at the museum; fortunately Theresa and re-enactor Simon were brilliant at responding to what Max and Jack wanted.”

A WW1 tank also features in the film and there are scenes from the trenches although, essentially, it is a tender love story. Jack is a student in year 12 and Max is in year eight.