Myles’ lost soldier film to raise funds for the Royal British Legion
Myles Fairhurst, a Year 8 student, has released ‘The Lost Soldier’, a short film that captures his passion for World War 1 History. During lockdown, Myles came up with the idea for the story, which follows Frank Fletcher, a young soldier who gets separated from his regiment but follows his sergeant’s last orders to: “Make your way directly North East!” Frank goes directly North East but encounters various challenges along the way. He must get used to being alone very quickly and try to survive until he reaches his destination.
Myles said: “The message that I wanted to convey was for people to take time to think about all those men and women who served, how they must have felt and what they sacrificed in order for us to live our lives the way we do now.
“I feel like if there was a soldier in this situation he would be very scared, very tired and conscious that he could be killed at any moment, not knowing where the enemy was. He would also be trying to find shelter and keeping his intake of water and food as little as possible as every little bit counts.”
You can enjoy Myles’ film HERE.
Myles has dedicated his short film to all those who served during the Great War and he is hoping to raise funds for the Royal British Legion, as the UK’s leading charity providing financial, social and emotional support to millions who have served and are currently serving in the British Armed Forces. Myles has set up a JustGiving page at Just Giving The Lost Soldier.
Jenna Potter, Headteacher, said: “It is fantastic to see how Myles’ has combined his love of History and Drama to create his film. It is evident that he has devoted a huge amount of time in the planning of the project, paying such close attention to detail and finally to see how he has executed his ideas in such a visual way. Myles should be very proud of his film.”
Myles added: “I would like to thank everyone who helped in the production of the film but I would also like to thank my family and friends who supported me throughout the making of the film from helping me to write the screenplay to adding the last piece of music. Thank you all.”