Film maker shows first movie in home town

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A YOUNG Oxfordshire film maker returned home to show his first movie, based on Greek mythology.

Former St Edward’s School student Alexander Nally who grew up in Stonesfield, showed The Telemachy at the North Wall Arts Centre, Summertown, on Wednesday.

The film is a coming of age drama, based on a modern retelling of the ancient Greek epic Homer’s Odyssey.

The 25-year-old director started working on the project in September 2011 and completed it in September 2012. Some of the scenes were shot in Oxford.

He came back to the city to share his experiences of the film at a question and answer session with friends, family and St Edward’s students.

Mr Nally, who studied an art foundation course in Banbury and started writing the film when he was at Manchester University, said: “It has been a tough two years – a lot to learn.

“But I wanted to run a screening in Oxford so I could invite friends and family, as well as bringing the film home.”

The official UK premiere, at BAFTA in London on April 18, will raise funds for the Red Cross.

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