BUDDING young actors were treated to their very own film premiere at an independent cinema in East Staffordshire.
The Red Carpet Cinema, based at Barton Marina, in Barton under Needwood, rolled out the red carpet for Jessica Andrews and her cast for the debut of thriller Fear Of The Unknown.
The young stars were dressed up to the nines and even arrived in a stretch limousine with a crowd of delighted friends and family cheering and applauding them in true Hollywood style.
Miss Andrews was quick to praise the Ashby Rising Stars TV & Film School students after the screening.
She said: “I couldn’t have been prouder of each and every one of the cast, they all brought such passion and professionalism, their acting is what made the film as great as it is.”
Based around the online Slender Man mysteries, the teaser for the film describes it as “In the dark of the night, pranks turn into horrific reality as in a bid to get rich a group of teenagers fake filming an urban myth. No eyes but he is watching, he is waiting . . . always. Their thoughts of him call him, their fear of him draws them close and if they go out in the woods tonight.”
Miss Andrews was so proud of her cast members that they were all handed a trophy with their name and “For superb, outstanding, professional acting in Fear of the Unknown” inscribed on it.
Cast members also received a professionally made DVD featuring themselves on the cover.
Victoria Yates, 14, said: “It was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life, Rising Stars is my family now.”
Ruth Bayes, 18, said: “The biggest challenge for me was the use of special effects red contacts but after watching the film I know it was totally worth it!.”
Talking about the film, cast member Kyle Morley, 14, said: “The element of fear was captivating, keeping you on the edge of your seat and outshone the Blair Witch Project by miles.”