Fantastic, Educational Film and Animation events for children over half term in Purbeck

The Purbeck Film Festival have the some truly fantastic opportunities for our children right here in Purbeck over half term. We have:

  • the Director of ‘Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg?’ coming in person to The Rex to talk about his film made on location in Dorset and featuring Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright.
  • Andy Gent is coming again for the second time to host a Q&A at The Rex and discuss Fantastic Mr Fox (with a screening of the film). Andy has been Wes Anderson’s chief puppet maker for Fantastic Mr Fox and also on his new film Isle of Dogs which will be released next year. He has promised to bring along some of the original set puppets! Andy has also worked with Tim Burton on a number of his films too such as Corpse Bride. Children can also sign up to take part in one of 2 workshops that Andy will be leading at Durlston Castle to make their own puppets and short animation.
  • Richard Haynes will also be holding his legendary stop motion animation workshops at Durlston which has been sold out every year. Richard brings his experience with Aardman, Postman Pat and Shaun the Sheep to the workshop – the kids love it!
  • Our very own Head Projectionist at The Rex, Dougal Dixon, will be running a Claymation workshop at The Etches. Dougal is a legend in his own right with numerous dinosaur reference books to his name and quite the ‘Richard Attenborough of dinosaurs’ in Japan! Attendees at this workshop get to join in with Dougal’s workshop in the morning and, in the afternoon, get to tour the museum and then watch Ice Age 5.
  • And if that is not enough, we have the usual half term matinées through-out the school holiday at The Rex, the oldest cinema in Dorset. This October we are showing Jungle Bunch – an Antarctic adventure where the penguins at the South Pole are living under the walruses’ reign of terror so they go in search of the legendary Penguin Warrior. It is based on the very successful animated TV series.

All tickets can be bought on the Purbeck Film Festival website or at The Rex Box Office 01929 552 778.

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