Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle is guest at Newham film premiere

Filmmaker and Olympic Games ceremony supremo Danny Boyle was the star guest at the premiere of a short film devised by Newham Young Mayor Abraham Male.

The event took place at the Assemble Studio, based within the Three Mills Studio in Bow.

The film was produced to dispel the sterotypes surrounding young people in the borough and celebrate all that Newham has to offer.

It covers topics such as discrimination against young carers and mothers. Based on the concept of time, it provides an insight in the average day of a Newham youngster.

It has been entered into the short-film competition category at the Sundance film festival, which takes place in London for the first time later this month.

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It was funded through the Young Mayor and Newham Youth Council’s annual budget.

As part of the film-making process, Mr Boyle gave tips to council members on successful story-telling, what makes a good film and how to keep audiences engaged.

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Abraham Male said: “The premiere was a good opportunity to showcase our work and thank everyone that has been involved for their support.

“Sundance film festival is a world famous event. Taking part and producing a piece of work that the Newham’s young people and youth council can be proud of has been such a great opportunity to not only put our borough on the map but to tell our story.”

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