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Liverpool film Small Creatures screened throughout Anti-Bullying Week

A LIVERPOOL-made film entered for this year’s Bafta awards will play in cinemas throughout Anti-Bullying Week.

Two of the film’s teenage stars – Paul Bamford and Mike Coventry – posed for photos as Small Creatures was screened to an audience of schoolchildren and college students at cinemas in Merseyside.

Daytime screenings were continuing today and tomorrow at Woolton Picture House.

A public showing will take place on Sunday morning at Waterloo’s Plaza Community Cinema.

All tickets cost £3 each and cash will go towards the Plaza’s Raising The Roof campaign.

The film, rated 15, will also be on the big screen at Picturehouse at FACT on Thursday December 6, in conjunction with Bafta.

Small Creatures, which was shot in Netherton and at Liverpool’s docks, tells the story of a teenager who ends up in trouble with the police.

Director Martin Wallace said: “The film is pretty gritty and what the kids get up to is sometimes not very nice, but in the end it is a moral film because it tries to show what goes wrong when people make bad choices and that was why it was appropriate for Anti-Bullying Week.

“It would have been easy to make a film where there was a very clear bully but the bully is one of the friends. It reflects how life is more complicated.”

The film, which had a screening at FACT for Clapperboard UK in January this year, premiered in the UK at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

That followed its US premiere at the Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles in June.

Small Creatures will play around the country on a tour throughout December, January and February.

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