Youth Scotland Member Groups Help Launch Film Premiere
All Stars actors visit Edinburgh youth club
In partnership with Youth Scotland, member group 6VT hosted the actors of new dance film All Stars on Saturday 13 April. All Stars follows shy kid Jaden (Akai - left in photo) as he teams up with loudmouth Ethan (Theo Stevenson - right in photo) to raise money to save their local youth club from closure. The film is due for release on 3 May.
Stars Theo Stevenson (Horrid Henry: The Movie) and Akai (Streetdance films) visited the Victoria Terrace youth centre and spent time with young people that attend the centre's street dance workshops as part of the film's nationwide tour. Akai and Theo joined in with dance activity and shared experiences about working on the film with the group.
The previous evening, young people from 6VT and Kic Dance watched the film at the Omni as part of a packed audience. The event went down a storm; Sharon Jones from Kic Dance said:
"Everyone made us so welcome, the kids (and adults) were star struck! Everyone enjoyed the film and very much appreciated such a fabulous opportunity. The kids have memories that will last a lifetime."
The film moved on from Edinburgh to Glasgow's Cineworld at another packed screening attended by young people from A&M Training. Ashley Jenson also attended the event and answered a Q&A session afterwards. She highlighted the importance of youth clubs in local communities.
Carol Downie, Chief Executive of Youth Scotland said:
"Youth groups are really important to local communities as they enable young people to maximise their potential through a range of social and educational opportunities. Funding is vital to ensure that young people are given the choices to succeed and develop. All Stars' message helps illustrate the need for vibrant youth clubs in local communities and its nationwide release will bring home this message to many thousands of people.
"The film highlights a problem that a number of youth clubs and groups around the country are currently facing due to reduced funding and lack of investment."
All Stars is released nationwide on 3 May.