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Road safety movie thriller; HARD-HITTING FILM URGES YOUNG TO TAKE CARE ON CITY STREETS.

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 Club, but a road safety film made in Newcastle looks set to become a national hit.

Ghost Street is a hard-hitting film aimed at encouraging 12 to 16-year-olds to take care on roads.

In the 10-minute film, the victims of road accidents, including a zombie skateboarder with half his face missing and a teenager too concerned with spoiling her hair to wear a cycle helmet, are doomed to stalk suburban streets forever.

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And 1,100 inquiries from around the UK have been made about the film, which was commissioned by Newcastle City Council.

Cheryl Ford, Newcastle City Council's road safety services officer, said: "The film is doing exactly what it was meant to do, reaching the imagination of teenagers, giving a cautionary tale and getting them to think about their behaviour when around roads."

Ghost Street, which was filmed on Hawthorn Gardens in Whitley Bay in June last year, was the idea of Chris Chapman of Dene Films.

Chris, who also scooped the Best Newcomer award from the RTS, said: "We're absolutely over the moon to pick up the Best Drama award."

Coun Anita Lower, chair of Safe Newcastle, said: "Having the film rolled out nationally shows how much a film like this is needed. It reaches an audience that is generally very difficult to tap into. For teenagers, the topic of road safety is one of the last things on their mind. As an engaging drama, Ghost Street gives young people a reason to talk about road safety."

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WINNERS: Steven Boyle, Chris Chapman, Cheryl Ford and Lee Hansom SCARE TACTIC: The victims of road accidents feature in the safety film Ghost Street
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Mar 4, 2010
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