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Family film donating proceeds to NHS


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ADVENTURE BOYZ
DONATES 25% OF ALL UK DVD PROCEEDS TO NHS

Private screener of full movie available upon request

DIRECTOR HOWARD J FORD’s
FAMILY FILM CREATED TO GET KIDS OFF DEVICES AND ‘BACK OUT THERE’, SWITCHES GEARS AFTER THE LOCKDOWN AND HAS BECOME THE FIRST FILM TO DONATE PROCEEDS DIRECTLY TO OUR NHS

 Adventure Boyz, a Family Adventure from the safety of your couch!

Brighton, UK (April 7th, 2020) – The director of global horror-hit ‘The Dead’ and multi award-winning thriller ‘Never Let Go’ (Released by Sony Pictures/Netflix) has not only taken a spectacular twist in career path by bringing his first family film to the screen with Adventure Boyz, but is now donating 25% of all proceeds from the newly released DVD to the NHS.

Originally inspired by what Howard considered to be the ‘Global Disaster’ of children focusing on devices rather than engaging in real-life adventures, Adventure Boyz is the world’s first feature film to inspire children to, as the tag line puts it ‘Get off your device and get out there!’  Ironically its original Easter UK release date sees most of the world unable to do just that!

So regardless of its successful screening at the Cannes Film Festival and the film’s release across the US and Canada, Adventure Boyz, which promises to take audiences on an unforgettable journey across the Sussex countryside with thrills, spills and laughs-a-plenty, can only now take place in the safety of your own home.

Howard says ‘It’s not the release I dreamed of but everyone is having to adapt in some way right now and I’m proud of the fact I have not only made a film that can be enjoyed by all ages, but also to be able to donate 25% of all proceeds from our DVD sales here in the UK to the NHS, our real-life hero’s, is an absolute honour’.

Howard was driven to create Adventure Boyz to demonstrate to his own children, Rory (9) and Felix (7), that the most exhilarating experiences are in the real world and by casting them as the leads in the film it ensured they experienced their very own unforgettable adventure. With an outlandish plot revolving around Speedway racing, stolen jewels from a royal castle and escaping bumbling criminals on BMX there is plenty of action and a lot of laughs too.

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 “If I were a carpenter, I’d have made them the best tree house I could, but I’m a filmmaker, so what else could I do?!” exclaimed Howard.

Adventure Boyz co-stars Jon Campling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Final Fantasy,), Angela Dixon (Never Let Go, Homeless Ashes, Blacksite), and introducing Rory and Felix Ford as the Adventure Boyz.

ADVENTURE BOYZ is now available in the UK & Ireland with 25% going to support NHS Here

“A MAGNIFICENT TRIUMPH in children’s entertainment” – John Higgins FILM & TV NOW

“The whole family will absolutely LOVE THIS FILM!” –  Nick Gibbs McNeil KIDS COOL-IT

‘A fun family feel-good feature with a strong message’. –   Amber Jackson UK FILM REVIEW

Poster image/photo/stills download link Here
Trailer download link Here
Direct link to UK DVD sale with 25% to NHS Here

Media Contact Details
Alicia Reilly, Latitude Films Ltd
Brighton, UK
production@latitude-films.co.uk

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“Get on your bike” – says family law firm


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Kirsten Bennett from Lund Bennett Law LLP will be swapping a day at court, for a day on the bike in aid of Sport Relief 2020 on Friday 13th March 2020.

Kirsten from the Altrincham-based family law firm will be taking part in an 8 hour cycle ride in association with Orangetheory Fitness to raise money for the sports charity.

Kirsten will be taking part in a tandem stationary cycle ride at the Orangetheory Fitness Studio.

“Sport Relief is a great initiative that aims at uniting people across the UK,” said Kirsten Bennett, Partner at Lund Bennett Law LLP.

A spokesperson for Orangetheory Fitness said: “Supporting charity projects such as this goes to the heart of what we believe in and we wish Kirsten the best of luck. Our staff members will be on hand with towels and bottles of water to help her along!

Sport Relief aims to inspire the nation to raise money and take on some of the world’s most pressing problems through the power of sport.

Lund Bennett Law was launched in Altrincham, Cheshire in 2012 by founding partners Sharon Lund and Kirsten Bennett. The firm handles separation and divorce, maintenance disputes, financial settlements, children matters, domestic violence injunctions, cohabitation problems and pre and post nuptial agreements.

See www.lundbennett.co.uk

For more information, photography or interviews please contact:

Kirsten Bennett

kirsten@lundbennett.co.uk       0161 924 0079

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Family History Saved From Disappearing Forever


For years our collection of VHS tapes and audiotapes had been sitting in our garage gathering dust. In that carton were some of our most treasured family events, my graduation, our wedding, our daughter’s first steps, scenes from family picnics and of course footage of our overseas family trips. We even found a box of my father’s old 8mm home movies and some of his reel-to-reel audiotapes, which I thought were gone forever.

When we came to convert the VHS and 8mm tapes, they discovered they were covered with dust and infested with mould. All the VHS cassettes had to be painstakingly pulled apart by hand, fastidiously cleaned and brought back to life. It was amazing.

My partner and I wanted to salvage those old memories and convert the VHS, 8mm film and audiotapes to digital and have them stored on DVDs. We decided to give the DVDs as a present for my father for his 80th birthday.

Our idea was to combine all the film and videos with snippets of all those special moments to create a highlights reel. After sitting down with the team from tapestodigital.co.uk and looking through all that footage together and discussing what we wanted for the video, we were absolutely blown away by their result. The video and the soundtracks came together beautifully. Their wonderful transitional effects were incorporated seamlessly into the end product making it really watchable. Their clever technology and craftsmanship also corrected all the colours from the old stock that was oversaturated and increased the clarity of the audio beyond anything we were expecting.

In the end, we combed through 17 hours of raw footage. Hours of dull shots and poor transitions were edited out transforming our old footage into something really watchable. We still can’t believe they were able to do all that!

They reached and exceeded my expectations and delivered an amazing result. Now we can watch all our family memories on DVD and we’ve even given a copy to some of our family members. Now those golden days are safely stored on the cloud so they will be in our family forever!

We were impressed by how friendly their staff was on our project and by their fast turnaround. Their VHS and film digital conversion came out great and the end result of all their video editing was fabulous. We love it! And they did it at such an affordable price. Thanks again! We would highly recommend them to anyone!
We truly couldn’t be happier!
Jaymi Stacey

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Australian Funnyman James Bustar takes London Stage

Armed with breathtaking funny juggling skills and drop-your-jaw antics, Australian funny man James Bustar is literally laughing all the way to the London stage.

The world-renowned juggling funny man will be presenting his frantic, manic, family friendly and energy filled show ‘Caught in the Act’ at the Underbelly Festival on June 23 and June 30, 2018 at Belvedere Road Coach Park in London, with both shows kicking off at 1.15pm.

Celebrating its 10th year, Underbelly is a UK based live entertainment company. Their events and festivals division operates one of the largest operations at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, selling 291,000 tickets for over 150 shows over 25 days in 2017.

Audience can expect nothing less than an explosive show from Bustar, involving a thrilling combination of cutting edge juggling, variety, technology and audience involvement. The very same man who likes to play with everything from axes to tennis rackets!

From juggling while bungee jumping, zip lining, go karting to high ropes, nowhere or nothing is too big of a challenge to juggle for Bustar.

London Theatre 1 has given the funnyman’s show five stars, stating ‘James Bustar is an extremely likeable comedian.’

Bustar has gained nationwide recognition as a household name and prides himself on making a nationwide audience of people laugh until their sides hurt. He has been featured on some of the largest stages possible, including that of Australia’s Got Talent, the Glastonbury Festival and the Cromer Pier Show for the last two years, the last remaining end of the pier show in the world.

Many of Bustar’s performances and major appearances are held within his home country of Australia, but he has also performed globally, with tour stops in countries ranging from Papua New Guinea to Cambodia, and even Vietnam to Japan.

Having graduated from the World Renowned Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Bustar is a headline act at performances, pantomimes and festivals all over the world, with live audiences up to 10,000 people.

Bustar said that he takes the business of laughter very seriously and was looking forward to debuting his new show.

I’m so happy to be returning to the London Underbelly Festival to perform my new show,” he said. “It’s been three years since the last performance and there are certainly lots of surprises in store for the audience. Side-splitting surprises and lots of laughter. 

“It’s fun for all ages!”

Book your ticket to see James Bustar today! http://www.underbellyfestival.com/whatson/james-bustar-caught-in-the-act