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And the winner is…

July 8, 2011 Posted by admin

After weeks of deliberating, The Life in My Shoes team is thrilled to announce the winner of the Film Star Wanted competition. Though the judges were completely blown away by the array of fresh young talent on display, Pearl was selected from hundreds of applicants to take on the main role in the film which portrays the reality of living with HIV in the UK.

Congratulations *Pearl*!

Gary Davy, casting director from huge Hollywood productions such as ‘Band of Brothers’ and ‘StreetDance2’ and also a valuable member of the Life in my Shoes judging panel told us his thoughts on the winner: “Pearl wins for me. Hands down. She is totally watchable. Beautiful and sensitive as well as being street smart and cool. Pearl is the best”.

Here is what Pearl had to say about her starring role within the campaign:

“I wanted to take part in this competition because it combined two amazing factors. I absolutely love drama and it’s an acting competition so I was immediately attracted to it, but ultimately, the reason for the competition and the campaign attached to it made it absolutely perfect for me”.

“I’m honoured to be a part of something like this. This campaign is seriously needed to confront fear of HIV and promote educating young people about the virus. I feel privileged to be a part of the team behind this campaign and have a role in changing attitudes for the better”.

We have been overwhelmed with the support from young people and well known faces since the start of the campaign. The presence of actors such as Emily Head and Blake Harrison from the ‘Inbetweeners’, Nathan Stewart- Jarrett from the ‘Misfits’ and Dr Christian Jessen, star of Channel 4’s ‘Embarrassing Bodies’ have been some of the many highlights of the campaign so far.

Here’s what Blake had to sayabout the campaign:

“Life in my shoes is a fantastic project created and devised by the same people the project is there to help. It has a clear and very realistic message and having been involved in the audition process I know it will involve a lot of talented young people. This project will hopefully get people, especially the younger generations talking about HIV more and dispelling any untruths about what is now a very different condition to what it was 20 years ago.”

Really exciting times lie ahead as we get closer and closer to the production process… stay tuned!

In the mean time, keep your eyes peeled for announcements about the *PRIZE* winners from the competition, there is still an iPod Touch 8G, a Sony Blu-Ray Disc/DVD Player and Sony Bloggie Camera to be won by anyone who entered the competition….


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