‘I’m Still Me’ an original stage production by Northampton School for Boys has been well received, and with the help of Reelscape Community it has been transformed into an educational film.
The play by Northampton School for Boys Sixth Formers focuses on sexual orientation and gender identities; with the message at heart being it is okay to be different. As more celebrities and public figures such as Tom Daley, Ellen Page and Caitlyn Jenner ‘come out’, Northampton Borough Council has decided it is time for schools to become more tolerant and supportive of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) students.
Northampton Borough Council (NBC) approached Reelscape to work on the project with them due to their previous involvement with the Council.
Becky Adams, founder of Reelscape Community, said: “We have never filmed a theatre production before, but have worked with NBC on a short film for Holocaust Memorial Day. I’m Still Me was a fantastic production to work on because it offered us some really unique challenges as a theatre piece and meant we could give our Movie Hub young people some more experience on a professional film set.”
The film will be made freely available to schools but will also go to film festivals. ‘I’m Still Me’ will be released to coincide with International Coming Out Day 2015 – it will screen at a free event at the Errol Flynn Filmhouse cinema at the Royal & Derngate in Northampton on Friday 9th October at 5.15pm.