Suffolk Shorts founder Rachel and Technical Manager Jim had a fantastic time at the Premiere of the Danny Boyle/Richard Curtis film that is set in Suffolk. In their roles at Screen Suffolk the official Film Office for Suffolk, they had been involved in the production and had managed locations all over the county. The event was held at the Palace Theatre in Gorleston, where all four screens were showing the film. Extras, crew and anyone locally who’d helped with the film were invited.
Ormiston Denes High School in Lowestoft was the location for all Lily James’ school scenes, and all the pupils and staff were invited to Screen 2. The atmosphere was fantastic at the theatre as everyone patiently waited for the film to begin and when Ed Sheeran, Danny Boyle, Richard Curtis and Kate McKinnon walked in there was genuine surprise from the audience. They talked about what a pleasure it was to film in the region and then introduced the film.
The film is classic Richard Curtis, and the Suffolk locations look amazing, it is love story to the county as well as a love story between the characters, Jack and Ellie.
You can watch Yesterday from Friday 28th June, when the film releases and if you stay for the credits you can see the ‘with thanks’ to Screen Suffolk!