World Premiere of A Fistful of Conkers

conkers300x200Students, staff and parents packed out the Worksop Savoy Cinema on Monday 27th January, in eager anticipation of the latest film production from Wales High School.

A Fistful of Conkers is inspired by the popular Spaghetti Western genre and is described as a classic tale of revenge, set against the backdrop of a school conker tournament.

Year 10 student Brandon Fletcher stars in the lead role as The Boy With No Name who has unfinished business with reigning conker champion One Eyed Jack, played by former Sixth Form student Max Marsh.

Max left Wales High last year and is now studying a degree in drama and performance at London’s South Bank University, and came back especially for the premiere.

The film also stars fellow Year 10 students Neal Russell and Devon Whiteley. Neal plays William, who is enlisted by Brandon’s character to strip One Eyed Jack of his conker title.

And Devon plays school reporter Josie Wales who, desperate for a scoop, agrees to help the pair win the coveted Golden Conkers trophy.

Mr Day, who retired from Wales High in 2012, makes his screen debut as The Headteacher – a role which had the Savoy audience roaring with laughter.

The film will now be entered in to national and international film festivals.