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Charity film premiere in Jersey, with local connections

Jersey Hospice Care is delighted to benefit from an exclusive charity premiere of a new children's whodunit film, Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? taking place on Sunday 21 February at Cineworld, starting at 15.00.

This British film stars Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films. It tells the story of four children on their annual summer camp holiday, who suspect that the park’s mascot has been murdered. When no-one believes them they start to investigate, with comic consequences.

The film, which has been rated PG by the Bailiff’s Office, is aimed at Primary School children. It received great reviews when it had its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival last year.

Children will have a chance to have their photograph taken with Nelson Nutmeg himself. Jersey author and the film’s producer, Jan Caston will do a Q&A session after the film as well as sign copies of Who Needs Friends, Nelson Nutmeg? the book she wrote to accompany the film.

Jan explained why she wanted a charity showing of the film in Jersey, ‘It’s such a pleasure to hold a Jersey Premiere of Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg?, as the film was mostly funded by a group of local residents. Like me, they want to bring back fun-filled British films for all the family to enjoy together.

‘My husband, one of the Associate Producers of the film, died during its shoot.  He was cared for by Jersey Hospice Care and it is to his memory that the film is dedicated.’

Tim Clague, a BAFTA-nominated writer and award-winning director, said they wanted to bring back British films for British kids. ‘Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? is a contemporary story for today’s children, but it will remind mums and dads of the kind of films they watched as youngsters and hopefully get kids off their tablets and phones and encourage them to have an adventure.’

Established TV scriptwriter, Danny Stack said: ‘WKNN? is unique as an indie film but also taps into quintessential British family values that has children at its heart. We’ve been receiving rave reviews from our test audiences, which is really gratifying. We’ve always said it’s a kids’ film, for kids, with kids in the lead roles!’

Tickets are just £5 per child and £8 for adults, and can only be purchased in advance from the Jersey Hospice Care website (jerseyhospicecare.com). There are just 250 tickets available and the charity is hoping it will be a sell-out success.