Creative teenager sets up film club in Rugby

Lewis Nunn is company director of YFU Productions (Rugby Film Productions)
Lewis Nunn is company director of YFU Productions (Rugby Film Productions)

A teenager who has been captivated by the world of film since an early age is launching his own film club.

Lewis Nunn, 13, is appealing for other enthusiasts to come forward and meet budding young Spielbergs aged between 11-16.

It runs weekly at the Diamond Jubilee Centre in Rugby and is free.

Lewis, a pupil at Ashlawn School, said: “I’ve been into film since I can remember and thought it would be a good idea to set up my own club.

“The club will give people the chance to learn different film techniques. We will also have a teacher who will be sharing skills.”

Lewis is company director of YFU Productions (Rugby Film Productions), which is a platform to mentor, guide and help talented young filmmakers.

Sessions will include how to make movies and professional training tips.

Lewis added: “I want to be the next Steven Spielberg and I truly believe with hard work I can get there.

“I aim to go the National Film and Television School to do a masters in directing. I have even had a private meeting with a worker at Warner Bros Studios to discuss by ambitions and how to get where I want to go.”

Lewis has a long list of favourite films.

“My favourite films are the ones you sit back in your chair and just say to yourself ‘wow’. One of my all time favourite films is The Color Purple starring Whoopi Goldberg. I love it because the story is so powerful when she gets reunited with her kids at the end.

“I love Meryl Streep and especially like her portrayal of Donna in Mamma Mia. I have even sent an email to Meryl Streep’s agent to see if she can come to my opening on Sunday!”

The main sponsor of the new film club is Rugby Rokeby Lions Club and Cupboards direct.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” said Lewis, who belongs to the Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts.

“I hope lots of people come forward.

“It will be great to meet other filmmakers. Mr Stuart from Ashlawn will be teaching and the other weeks of the month will be practising skills again at the club.”

The sessions run from 10am to 11.30am.

For more information contact Lewis on 07927 370 360, or email