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Clapperboard uk to host special 10th anniversary fundraiser screening of ‘nowhere boy’

Featuring a Q+A with acclaimed writer Matt Greenhalgh and Liverpool actor Josh Bolt

By Clapperboarduk
Tue 12 November, 2019

Clapperboard UK’s Director Maureen Sinclair is delighted to announce the 10th anniversary celebration screening of Nowhere Boy, with acclaimed BAFTA nominated screenwriter, Matt Greenhalgh (Clocking Off, Control, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool) and Liverpool actor Josh Bolt (Nowhere Boy, Last Tango in Halifax, Catch 22).

They will be joined by other cast and crew members, who will be supporting and attending the very special event on Thursday 5th December, 6pm at Picture House At FACT. Followed by an exclusive Q+A with Matt Greenhalgh and Josh Bolt.

The evening will be chaired by award-winning Liverpool Producer Colin McKeown (Moving On, Common, Care), there will be a post-reception held at Frederiks on Hope Street.

Nowhere Boy is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, supported by a cast which features British acting royalty Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff, David Morrissey, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Josh Bolt. The film tells the incredible untold story of a young and rebellious John Lennon and what led him to starting his own band.

A lonely teenager, curious and sharp, grows up in the shattered city of Liverpool. Two women clash for his love: Mimi, the formidable aunt who raised him, and Julia, the spirited mother who gave him up. Yearning for a normal family, John Lennon escapes into music. His fledgling genius finds a kindred spirit in the young Paul McCartney. But just as John’s new life begins, the truth about his past leads to a tragedy he would never escape. Poignant and powerful, this is the untold story of the boy who created The Beatles. Nowhere Boy was adapted from the memoirs of John Lennon’s stepsister.
Sam Taylor-Johnson, Director of Nowhere Boy said: “Nowhere Boy was and still is a significant movie for me both personally and professionally. You only get to make your first film once, after that the knowledge you gain, both enables you and disarms you of the sweet naivety you have when you step on set for the first time. I’m so very proud of this movie, what it brought to me and what it in turn gives to the audience.”

Liverpool actor Josh Bolt said: “I can’t quite believe it’s been 10 years since we made Nowhere Boy, it’s such a wonderful film and was such a brilliant experience for me at 14 not to mention an incredible learning curve. I’m so excited to see it on the big screen again and couldn’t think of anyone better to host the evening and bring it back to its hometown than the local charity I support, ClapperboardUK”.
Clapperboard UK’s Director Maureen Sinclair said: “it’s always an honour for me to organise high profile screenings of local home-grown productions. It’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase some of the amazing creative talent we have here on Merseyside and in the Northwest.

Clapperboard UK has had another successful year having recently graduated a class of ambitious and talented BFI (British Film Institute) Film Academy Students who all gained a National Certificate of Film Education, level 2 in basic Film Production, some have gone on to fulfill their dream of securing employment in the creative industries . Following another new partnership with the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) after the launch of the #MeToo Media Merseyside project, 2019 has proven to be a rewarding year for the charitable organisation.

Clapperboard UK Ltd is non-profit making and over the past 15 years, worked successfully with more than one thousand young people between the ages of 7-26 across the North West bringing creativity into their lives through film-making.

More information can be found at If you’re interested in Clapperboard youth project, how to become a partner or sponsor please contact

Maureen Sinclair on or telephone 07973 783 140.

This year’s partners and sponsors include: PH Holt, BFI, BBFC, Lime Pictures, Liverpool Echo, Liverpool Film Studios, Liverpool Film Office, Forward Culture, EventSinc, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool LJMU, Bill Elms Associates, HMWRK online magazine, The Youth Base, Frederiks, Komo digital design, Ma Boyle’s, Hope Street Hotel, among others.

For more information, images, press tickets or interview requests please contact Bill Elms at Bill Elms Associates on 0151 245 0135 or email
Charity no. 1137432.
DATE: Thursday 5 December 2019
LOCATION: Picture House At Fact, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ
TICKETS: £12.00 (Inc complimentary after drink at Frederiks, Hope Street)

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