Adam Jones, 10, from Whitchurch stars in the short film 'Hooded Samaritans'

A short film that stars 10 year old Adam Jones from Whitchurch was screened at the International Children’s Film Festival in Boston, USA.

The film, called ‘The Hooded Samaritans’, was created by students over two days in September 2011 as part of a workshop run by a Basingstoke based company called Filmmaking for Kids.

It is a story of a boy who is initially scared by a group of kids wearing hoodies and runs away, only to have them come to his rescue after another person chases him into a forest.

Nick Willoughby who is the Director of Filmmaking for Kids said “To me every film made by our young filmmakers is inspiring and it’s a pleasure to see each individual unlock their creative potential.”

Adam, who is in year 6 at Whitchurch CofE Primary School, said “The film course was a really good experience and I enjoyed every bit of it. I was the victim in the film and even though I got beaten up I still loved it. When making the film we got to film, act and do the sound. Also I met a lot of new friends and enjoyed making the film with them.”

You can watch the film, along with many other quality productions by students, at the Film Making for Kids website or directly on Vimeo.

The Hooded Samaritans – Filmmaking for Kids from Filmmaking for Kids on Vimeo.

A short filmed made by the students of the Filmmaking for Kids course on the 1st and 2nd September 2011. For more information about our courses visit our website at

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