‘Class Dismissed Fisher Style’ Steals Best Movie At The Princethorpe Oscars - The Pentalogy

Each year Hollywood celebrates the prestigious Academy Awards, but here at Princethorpe College we have our very own ‘night of nights’, the Princethorpe Oscars, when the Sixth Form Atrium is transformed and the red carpet is rolled out for our shining stars and budding directors.

This year 15 films, produced by pupils and staff, were up for consideration with the best of the best being awarded much prized mini Oscars. Up for grabs were categories including Best Comedy, Best Cliffhanger and Best Romantic Comedy, as well as the much-prized People’s Choice award and of course the most prestigious accolade Best Movie.

Host and compere for the ceremony, Assistant Head – Co-curricular, Mr Greg Hunter, welcomed guests to a special VIP drinks reception before the evening’s showing commenced and the audience sat back and the movies flickered onto the big screen. The film industry is all about entertaining audiences, providing a momentary escape from reality and the event did just that in spades.

Before handing out the awards Headmaster, Ed Hester, commented, “What a wonderful occasion, such a celebration of talent, wit and creativity. Our thanks go to all of the contributors and to Greg Hunter for organising this tremendous event.”

After much deliberation and an interval to allow the audience time to rate the films the main awards were announced. This year the People’s Choice Award was given to the prolific Josh Tidd for his stunning film ‘The Holy Buxton Water’, an excellent piece of work that featured the bleak landscapes of the Peak District and Victorian spa town of Buxton. The main award of the night Best Movie was reserved for what will clearly become an epic of its time, ‘Class Dismissed Fisher Style’. The depth of talent involved, Mrs Galano’s struggle, the unique quality of the acting and the artistic talent made the film a clear winner with the judges and audience alike. The assembled audience couldn’t remember the last time they’d laughed so much.

It was another fabulous evening; thank you to all of the pupils and staff involved and watch out for next year when our film awards night returns - The Oscars - The Hexalogy.

Other awards went to:

Best Public Information Film: Hollie Moore and Freya Barnett (for Diet And Nutrition)

Best Wildlife Film: Rupert Hatton (for Roos Green Team Video)

Best Editing: Seb Shaw (for The Clone Problem)

Best Bruce Lee Impersonation and Best Falsetto: Mr Scope (for VEGAS 1973)

Best Foreign Language Film: Mr Parsons (for Spanish Trip)

Best Use Of BBC Licence Fee Payers Money: Charlotte Fitzpatrick, Holly Kennedy and Lauren Mason (for The BBC Takeover)

Best Soundtrack and Best Cinematography: Josh Tidd (for The Holy Buxton Water)

Best Horror: Harry Cheshire (for Hide and Seek)

Best Romantic Comedy: Archie Hancock (for The Rise Of The Killer Robots)

Best Tribute: Mr Hunter (for Father’s Day)

Best Script: Caitlin Conmy (for Dear ….)

Best Cliffhanger: FSR (for Which Carys)

Best Cinema Verite: MSS, MSW (for Missions Impossible)

Best Ensemble Piece: Kiera McRae, Lauren Mason and Caitlin Conmy (for Class Dismissed Fisher Style)

Best Comedy: Josh Tidd, Seb Shaw, Isaac Ryan and Ollie Lyons (for Mobile Kombat)

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