Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne is the latest film star to become an Into Film ambassador.
Into Film seeks to put film at the heart of children and young people’s learning, contributing to their cultural, creative and personal development.
Redmayne already lent his support to Into Film when he joined educators and students at their launch event at Westminster Academy back in February 2014. It was there that he saw the value of their work, and was moved to help further, saying:
“I went to the Westminster Academy last year with Into Film and saw firsthand the impact that all aspects film can have on young people – the power to inspire, connect and expand our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. I absolutely loved the day, it was wonderful to meet so many young, galvanised people who were all keen to find out more about the film making process. I hope through being an ambassador for Into Film I am able to help raise awareness of how film can contribute to their cultural and creative lives.”
Ambassadors support Into Film in many ways, from visiting young people in their schools and colleges to supporting their tent-pole events such as the Into Film Awards or the Into Film Festival, helping to raise awareness of their work.
Already on board as ambassadors are Welsh acting trio Michael Sheen, Matthew Rhys and Celyn Jones, and Northern Irish filmmaker Mark Cousins.