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Posted on: 15/09/2020

Acclaimed director of film Rocks, credits Morpeth School

Critically acclaimed film director Sarah Gavron, has praised Morpeth School for its brilliant educational facilities and thanked staff for making it possible to film in the school.

Her latest production Rocks, is due for release in cinemas on Friday 18th September.

Set in the East End, it tells the story of a school girl left alone to look after her young brother when their mother unexpectedly leaves home. 

School location scenes were filmed in Morpeth, with staff and pupils used as extras.

Ms Gavron said: “staff enabled us to make a really positive and authentic film (many of the older filming crew wished they had gone to a school like Morpeth and it was lovely to have some of your ex-students as crew as well as many pupils involved in supporting artists on camera)”.

The film has received rave reviews.

Headteacher of Morpeth School, Jemima Reilly, said:

“Watching a film in production on our school premises was so interesting and offered great opportunities for some of our students to be actively involved. We’re particularly pleased that it’s for such an exciting and relevant film.

“It’s also been fun trying to spot interior shots of our classrooms (particularly the Art Department), hallways, stairwells and playgrounds, in the trailer.

"We’re looking forward to seeing the film in its entirety and Sarah Gavron has very kindly offered to come back to talk to our students about how a film like this comes together.”

ROCKS is released in cinemas on 18 September in the UK and Ireland. www.rocks.film

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