Homage paid to cast, crew and University of Central Lancashire, prior to premiere screening

Posted on - 11th November, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, People, Preston City Centre, Things to Do in and around Preston, UCLan, What's On in Preston

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As official sponsors of the Blackout Film Project, the Blog Preston team have been shadowing the film crew and cast for almost twelve months and will continue to do so, right up to and including the premiere screening on Thursday of this week at the Guild Hall in Preston, Lancashire.

It has been an incredible experience to witness the amazing talents of everyone involved with the film. The whole cast have been magnificent in their acting abilities and generosity in giving their valuable time to this project. The film crew have displayed immense talent and skills in filming, editing and generally putting the whole story together and considering that most of them are post graduates who formerly attended the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), they have shown that they have honed their skills very well indeed. It is a great credit to UCLan and to the work and dedication of those who have made The Blackout such a fantastic piece of script writing and an excellent example of film making.

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Anyone can go and see the premiere free screening of the film, if for no other reason but to see a first class drama feature. To those students attending UCLan and whatever subject you are currently reading, it is highly recommended that you go along to the film to see for yourself just what can be achieved by dedication and application of your chosen skill.

Even if you don’t manage to attend the premiere, then make an effort to go to a showing of The Blackout at a subsequent screening at one of the film festivals around the country; you will not regret the experience of real achievement and satisfaction of a job well done.

Alan Livesey, the film’s co-ordinating director said: “The making of The Blackout has been one of the most marvellous and exciting experiences I have ever had. To have the initial idea and to see the whole thing come to fruition, has been an incredible journey over the last twelve months; I only hope other students at Uni manage to get, at the very least, close to the feeling I have now.


“Everyone who has worked on The Blackout have been absolutely awesome in every way and I can not thank them all enough. Without their commitment and undying enthusiasm we could not have done this”.

All we can say, Alan Livesey, is that the former movie king of Preston, Will Onda, would have been extremely proud of you for your fantastic achievement in filmmaking.

Don’t forget to book your seats on-line with and join the cast and crew of The Blackout premiere on Thursday 12 November 2015: 7.30pm at the Guild Hall in Preston, Lancashire.

Guild Hall fully licensed bar open from 6.00pm – Screening call at approximately 7.45pm

More information about The Blackout Film Project can be found at their website here

or their Facebook page here.

or their Twitter account here.

Will you go along to see The Blackout premiere? Let us know in the comments below.

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