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Local Film Makers Helping Wishes Come True


CHRISTMAS is a time when wishes can come true, and North West based charity, The HoneyRose Foundation make it their mission to grant last wishes for adults who are suffering from life threatening or terminal illnesses, and are the only UK charity to grant wishes for those over 40 years of age. When local film makers Route 9  Studios heard of the charity, they felt compelled to help raise funds, by investing their time into producing a feature to showcase just a fraction of the emotional rollercoaster that losing a loved 1 can bring.

The film making duo; Michael Jon Dawson and Teri Moran, from Garstang, have enlisted the help of talented actors and actresses to produce a unique 10  minute film, entitled "Curtain Fall", the narrative of which tells the story of a young mother who has a terminal illness, who wish is to see her little girl perform on stage just once, knowing her daughter is destined to be an actress in the future. The lead cast include child actress Erin Greaves (aged just 11!), Reese Scholtz and Nicole Evans.

Teri Moran, of Route 9  Studios tells us, "We feel so privileged to be able to help The Honey Rose Foundation in this way, Michael and I doing what we do best, whilst increasing awareness of the charity. It's been an absolute pleasure to make the film, and we can't wait for everyone to see it!"

Michael Jon Dawson explains, "We happily self funded the entire project, with much appreciated help from our filming locations; The Winter Gardens donated the opportunity to film on their world famous stage which was incredible, and Fylde Borough Council waived their filming fees for our scenes taken on the beach, which has enabled or budget to go a lot further. We're so thankful for the help from the local community."

Not content with just making a film, the Route 9  duo have also included an original song entitled:- 'When the Curtain Falls,' written by Teri Moran & Tom Metcalf, and performed in the film by child actress Erin Greaves, alongside Hannah Greatorex and Zeynep Ozsabuncu; members of the Lancashire band, 'Audrey's Dance.'
The song will also be released as a download, with all proceeds going to the charity after the film's release.

The goal for everyone involved is to raise as much awareness for The HoneyRose Foundation as possible, enabling them to grant even more wishes for those who need them most. 'Curtain Fall' will be available early in December, and the exclusive song:- "When The Curtain Falls" will be available shortly after, with all proceeds going to The HoneyRose Foundation.

or more information about release dates and download availability, please see the Route 9  Studio Facebook Page or you can also email Teri and Michael.

Cosplay Competition at the Bijou Cinema

WE are holding a Cosplay Competition at the Bijou Cinema in Southport, on Saturday, 25 January 2020, with a screening of Serenity. Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, for the best costumes. This will kick starting a very special program of long awaited events, that we will be announcing very soon via:- VAMPHire.Com. So please put in your calendar this date and let's see what amazing costumes you come up with. Doors open from 6.30pm. The event will start at 7:30 pm and run until late... 75 tickets will be on sale at £5 from next Monday. More information to follow... The film, Serenity, is a must-see fantasy Sci-Fi thriller film written, produced and directed Joss Whedon, back in 2005. The film is a Western film set in space, and works both a stand-alone film and as a continuation of Whedon's short-lived 2002, Fox Television, series Firefly. The story takes place during the 26th Century, by which time the Earth has become overpopulated and much of humanity has been relocated to a new, unnamed solar system. The film stars the same cast, taking place after the events of the final episode. The main cast includes:- Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. It runs for 119 minutes and carries a 15 certificate. As for the Cosplay, we will let you pick the costume you think will impress, but do not forget that you have to sit down and also let others see over you, so please remember this when dressing up! Also, no weapons will be allowed... Sorry!  For tickets go to:- SouthportBijouCinema.Co.UK.

Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram champions digital skills and bright futures with local students

HELPING students learn the skills they need to be part of the UK's booming digital economy, Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram joined BIMA's national Digital Day activities on Tuesday, 12 November 2019, when he visited the students and teachers of Abbot's Lea School. Abbot's Lea had a winning team in Digital Day 2018. It is a specialist School for young people living with autism, which makes the win even more significant. The winning team was up against thousands of students from around the country.

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region said:- "I want to make the Liverpool City Region the most digitally connected area in the country and a world leader in the industries of tomorrow. We're building the foundations for a technological revolution by investing in our digital infrastructure, delivering ultra fast broadband to each of our communities and equipping our young people with the skills they need to thrive in these new and emerging industries. The potential benefits to our Region; in terms of jobs, investment and opportunities; are limitless, and it's great to see initiatives like Digital Day inspiring our young people to take an interest in tech."

BIMA Digital Day takes place all over the UK. It is an annual day of action, when industry experts visit Schools around the country to inspire young people and give them hands on experience by working on real world challenges set by brands. Over 7000 13 to 18 year olds take part. This year, 10  Schools in the Liverpool area have been matched with businesses. Students will work through challenges set by Wimbledon, global software consultancy EPAM and the Microbit Educational Foundation.

Amanda Follitt, MD Think_Live and BIMA Young Talent Council Chair, says:- "The best thing we can do for young people is give them work experience. Statistics show that when they are in regular contact with employers, young people are more likely to end up in employment. BIMA Digital is just 1 of the many ways that business can take charge, seek out new talent and support the next generation. "

Digital Day Liverpool businesses:- Agent Academy, Angel Solutions, Bruntwood, EPAM, IGOO, IQBlade, Testagility Ltd, TH_NK Live, Village Software.  Participating Liverpool area Schools:- Abbot's Lea School, Calderstones School, Childwall Church of England Primary School, The City of Liverpool College, De La Salle St Helens, Fazakerley High School, Halewood Academy, Hope Academy, The Mosslands School,  St Helens College 14 to 16 Academy and Wade Deacon High School.

Appeal for witnesses and road closure details following RTC in Southport

MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision that happened in Southport, on Friday 15 November 2019. We are informed that emergency services were called to Marshside Road, Southport, at around 2.25pm, following reports of a collision between a Peugeot and a bicycle. The male cyclist has been taken to hospital for assessment of a head injury. The driver of the car stopped to assist. Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked Merseyside Police on:- 101 with reference:- '526.'

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