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King’s Lynn students call for help with FrightFest film project

King's Lynn Academy Film Club are appealing for funding through the Kick Starter website. Jake Bargewell (left) and Aaron Nunns work on the script.

King's Lynn Academy Film Club are appealing for funding through the Kick Starter website. Jake Bargewell (left) and Aaron Nunns work on the script.

Fresh from the success of their last film-making project, King’s Lynn Academy students are now planning to hold a short horror film festival this Hallowe’en.

FrightFest is the latest project of the school’s FilmClub, which last year organised a Kickstarter project that helped secure them the funds and support they needed to make their own short movie and to screen it in Norwich.

Lee McCowen, FilmClub leader, said: “This project will see students exploring filmmaking under a different set of disciplines to last year’s Too Cool to Kickass. Now, KLA FilmClub are attempting to create their own short film festival exploring horror and taking place around Halloween.

“Comprising several short horror projects, exploring various sub-genres and types of horror, FrightFest will feature two psychological horror shorts, one teen slasher and one monster horror.”

Generous backers helped make their previous Kickstarter project a reality and Too Cool to Kickass was a huge success. It was test-screened at Norwich’s Cinema City and saw an audience of 150 at the premiere at King’s Lynn Academy in September.

Now the group are hoping to raise around £400 through Kickstarter to help fund their film festival, and are using Kickstarter to offer their supporters gifts and memorabilia in exchange for their help.

Lee added: “We wish to continue this incredible journey – one that started with The Spying Game, our first feature – but due to the high standards set by ‘Too Cool to Kickass’ we require additional funding to do so.

“There are a wide variety of pledge levels and rewards and every penny will be spent on our short films and the FrightFest event.”

The group have already raised more than a quarter of their target, but with 11 days left to go, the pressure is on.

KLA FilmClub is run on a non-profit basis for the student members and has helped to enrich their education, giving them the oppportunity to experience media production.

Members have already proven that they have a talent for film making, after being named one of the UK’s top FilmClubs out of 7,000, as well as being shortlisted for club of the year.

For more information about KLA FilmClub and their Kickstarter campaign for FrightFest, or to pledge to help them, go to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/448346485/kla-filmclub-frightfest

 

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