Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Beach Movies For Boom & Baxter

Like a very "plum, plum", the Cornish coastline could be justly praised for its very "beachy beaches." I used to live a pebble throw away from Holywell Bay, a wonderful spot that many of you will have probably seen without realising it. "How so?", I hear you ask. Well, the beach was transformed into a North Korean battlefield as part of the set for the 2002 James Bond film "Die Another Day". Yes, even the Lifeguard station was made up to look like a Pill Box.

Now here's another favourite beach of mine immortalised on film - our very own Perranporth Strand has been used as the backdrop to a video produced by the kids of the Humphrey Davy School from Penzance. It's been selected by the BOOM! Awards - a national initiative where schools enter videos designed to "inspire the teaching and learning of creative media and film production skills in the classroom."

Having spent my school days hiding behind a map of the Peloponnese at the back of the class - thus avoiding the missiles of a deranged master of Ancient Greek - I can but marvel at what kids get up to at school these days. And all this in two weeks!

What's ace about this particular video is not just the quality of the production but the fact that it has been selected by up and coming song-smith Tom Baxter as one of three hopefuls for selection as the backing video for his new single "Better" which is being released in the UK on September 24th. If you've seen "Run, Fat Boy, Run"directed by David Schwimmer (Friends) starring Simon Pegg (star of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead) then you will have already heard the song.

I know I'm biased but if you enjoyed it as much as I did, please head over to Tom's site at and vote for the kids at Humphrey Davy's.

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