Teeth the Musical scoops global film prize

The team who made a 14-minute film to get kids brushing their teeth is off to Canada this weekend to receive a prize for best educational film at a film festival.

Teeth the Musical DVD has already scooped the 2010 Patron’s Prize at the National Oral Health Promotion Group annual conference, adding to the 2010 Education Business Award from Somerset County Council.

Now, the JUMPcuts team will travel to Calgary, Canada, this coming weekend to receive the prize.

Picture This is one of the leading film festivals in the world for the disabled community and it is JUMPcuts animated film ‘Teeth the Musical’ produced with and for learning disabled young people that has won this coveted award.

Travelling to Canada will be a member of the cast, Bridgwater College student, Freddie Wolfman accompanied by film-maker Tom Stubbs, part of Biggerhouse Film who together with registered charity Somerset Film make up the JUMPcuts partnership. 

Tom Stubbs said: ‘This is a great honour and a fantastic opportunity for Freddie and I to present our film to an international audience, to fly the flag for Somerset creative business and the talent of disabled film-makers.’

Working with fellow Calgary winners Purple Field Productions the film-makers are supported by the local branch of AC Mole and Sons, also Aardman Animation who generously donated an original Wallace and Gromit drawing signed by Nick Park to help fund the visit.

‘Teeth the Musical’ is suitable for learning disabled audiences as well as for primary school students and is available on DVD from www.jumpcuts.org.uk.

A Bristol-based senior dental officer said this week: ‘I have never seen anything like ‘Teeth the Musical’ anywhere else. Absolutely fantastic in all respects’.

To see the making of Teeth – The Musical, click here

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