Phil Collin's daughter Joely to attend Southend Film Festival for screening of film

P. H. Moriarty talking to Southend Mayor Sally Carr at the Odeon cinema for the launch of last year's Southend Film Festival.

P. H. Moriarty talking to Southend Mayor Sally Carr at the Odeon cinema for the launch of last year's Southend Film Festival.

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PHIL Collins' daughter is jetting in for Southend's film festival's sixth season.

Joely Collins, who was born in Canada and raised in the UK, has been a film and television actor in Canada for more than 20 years and will be attending for the screening of Becoming Redwood, an award-winning film she produced with her company StoryLab Productions, on May 3.

The film is a humorous and heartfelt story of a young boy who uses his vivid imagination to survive his parents' separation.

Described by the Vancouver Sun newspaper as “reminiscent of everything from Stand By Me to a pint-sized Rocky,” the film won the Most Popular Canadian Film award at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

It was also named Best Canadian Feature at the Edmonton International Film Festival and was an official selection at the Beijing, Atlanta and Sonoma Film Festivals.

But, for Joely, the Southend festival's reputation was a big draw.

She said: "I've heard so much about the Southend Film Festival and am delighted that Becoming Redwood has been included in the programme in this vintage year.

"The film has been a labour of love and I’m quite excited to bring it across the pond."

Becoming Redwood also features music by Joely's father, as well as Cat Stevens and an exclusive new song by Tom Cochrane.

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11:07am Thu 17 Apr 14

brogmalog says...

Unfortunate headline on the main story teaser...
Unfortunate headline on the main story teaser... brogmalog
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11:20am Thu 17 Apr 14

Matthew S. Dent says...

*reads the headline*

*reads it again*

*walks away, shaking head*
*reads the headline* *reads it again* *walks away, shaking head* Matthew S. Dent
  • Score: 3

1:07pm Thu 17 Apr 14

jayman says...

Matthew S. Dent wrote:
*reads the headline*

*reads it again*

*walks away, shaking head*
I think the echo where going to run a whole story centring around Southend airport (with Southend airport building + logo) but editorially toned it down a bit. The hash editing explains the confusion...
[quote][p][bold]Matthew S. Dent[/bold] wrote: *reads the headline* *reads it again* *walks away, shaking head*[/p][/quote]I think the echo where going to run a whole story centring around Southend airport (with Southend airport building + logo) but editorially toned it down a bit. The hash editing explains the confusion... jayman
  • Score: -3

2:28pm Thu 17 Apr 14

CarnMountification says...

Jetting in, now there's a novelty, not coming by ocean going liner ?
Jetting in, now there's a novelty, not coming by ocean going liner ? CarnMountification
  • Score: 1

2:32pm Thu 17 Apr 14

CarnMountification says...

CarnMountification wrote:
Jetting in, now there's a novelty, not coming by ocean going liner ?
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[quote][p][bold]CarnMountification[/bold] wrote: Jetting in, now there's a novelty, not coming by ocean going liner ?[/p][/quote]. CarnMountification
  • Score: 0

2:32pm Thu 17 Apr 14

CarnMountification says...

CarnMountification wrote:
Jetting in, now there's a novelty, not coming by ocean going liner ?
.
[quote][p][bold]CarnMountification[/bold] wrote: Jetting in, now there's a novelty, not coming by ocean going liner ?[/p][/quote]. CarnMountification
  • Score: 0

2:40pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Bester says...

"Phil Collins' daughter 'coming in the air' for Southend Film Festival"

Umbrellas up.
"Phil Collins' daughter 'coming in the air' for Southend Film Festival" Umbrellas up. Bester
  • Score: 3

10:05pm Thu 17 Apr 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

brogmalog wrote:
Unfortunate headline on the main story teaser...
yup...another unfortunate header, Must be wet behind the ears reporters let loose on the Echo website again, i recommend they read The sun and daily sport as part of their training.
[quote][p][bold]brogmalog[/bold] wrote: Unfortunate headline on the main story teaser...[/p][/quote]yup...another unfortunate header, Must be wet behind the ears reporters let loose on the Echo website again, i recommend they read The sun and daily sport as part of their training. DogsMessInLeigh
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