Film success for Clevedon girl

A Clevedon girl’s drawings will be used in the latest animation from Aardman

AN eight-year-old from Clevedon will see her self portrait come to life in a new Aardman animation.

Isbobel Broomfield, of Old Church Road, drew a picture of herself as part of the Tate Movie Project and her drawing was chosen as one of 13 to be used in a new animated film.

The film is being made by Tate and Aardman animations and children, aged five-13, have created every aspect of the film, from the hand-drawn characters and plot twists to the costumes and sound effects.

More than 70,000 children entered the competition and Isobel was the only child in North Somerset to be picked for her artistic skills.


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The film is called The Itch of the Golden Knit and the 13 characters will be voiced by famous stars such as David Walliams, Vic Reeves and Ralph Little.

Isobel’s drawing will be used for the main character’s older sister Beryl.

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Isobel’s mum, Marie, said: “Isobel did the drawing at the Harbour Road Festival in Bristol in July through the Tate movie project.

“We’d forgotten all about it, so she was really excited when she got the letter to say her drawing had been chosen.

“She loves drawing and is very excited about going to the film’s premier.”

The talented eight-year-old is heading up to the red carpet premier at the Vue in Leicester Square, London, today (Wed) with her proud parents Marie and Mike Broomfield.

Isobel and the other 12 children chosen to be part of the film will arrive at the event in a limo, before watching their movie among the stars.

Isobel said: “I’m very excited about going to the premier. I think it will be good to see my drawing in the film. The character has a very long arm, brown eyes, hair over her shoulders, leggings and a red t-shirt. She looked like me until I had my hair cut.

“I enjoy drawing, it’s one of my favourite subjects.”

The Tate Movie Project is the first of its kind to be made by and for children across the country and was set up to inspire five-13 year olds. The film will be shown on BBC 2 at 9am on Saturday.

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