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Barking director and drama school founder talks Cannes

PUBLISHED: 13:25 26 May 2015 | UPDATED: 13:25 26 May 2015

Teacher, Wayne Saunders showing Kahlan Dias-gill (aged 5) and Anjah Oke (aged 5) how to use a camera at a drama class at the Rivergate Centre in Barking.

Teacher, Wayne Saunders showing Kahlan Dias-gill (aged 5) and Anjah Oke (aged 5) how to use a camera at a drama class at the Rivergate Centre in Barking.

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Fresh from the Cannes coastline, Wayne G Saunders appears as at home on the French Riviera as he does at Barking Riverside.

The Barking-based writer and director has just returned from the glitzy cinema festival where he pitched scripts and promoted his company, BossCrowns Production.

“It’s not my first time in Cannes, but it is the first time I’ve had so many film productions to pitch with global appeal,” he told the Post.

“The whole buzz of Cannes was really great. The sun was blazing, everyone was in a good mood. People were driving along in flashy cars and the ladies were in their best clothes.”

Wayne was seeking funding to complete his action film, 1000 Volts, in the Caribbean. The Barking Riverside resident has been running film and drama classes in the borough since 2001, two and a half years ago opening his own film and drama school.

“Anything is possible when you are working with young people,” he said.

“They’ll come up with a creative idea and ask whether it can be done. They’ve got this fantastic energy.”


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