Young entrepreneur teams up with Plymouth bakery for film and food festival
A FILM-LOVING teenager has teamed up with a popular eatery to host a unique cinema and dining club.
Movie buff Ollie Adlam-Saunders, 16, will screen silent and subtitled films for diners at the Royal William Bakery during half-term next week.
Ollie first approached the Bakery as part of a school project on creative business, and struck up a conversation with owner Clive Cobb, who shares his love of the silver screen.
Ollie said: "I am going to do the cinema part and he's going to do the food. It's about creating an atmosphere in the bakery with classic and locally-made films while socialising. I have chosen silent films or subtitled foreign films to keep it a social atmosphere."
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Family-friendly silent movies will be shown from 5pm, with thrillers and independent films later in the evening.
Ollie, who lives near Tideford and is currently studying for his GCSEs, says he hopes to balance the new venture with his school work.
"My mum worries that this might get in the way of my exams, but I've got it under control," he added.
Bakery owner Mr Cobb, who studied film at Plymouth College of Art in 1969, says he was inspired by Ollie's enthusiasm.
"It's absolutely fantastic," he said. "He first came to me just to talk about creativity in the business world and to ask me out of the blue was bold in the first place. I was struck by his maturity.
"Then we started talking, the lightbulb went off in my head and we went from there.
"Ollie is very impressive. He's incredibly presentable; he has everything going for him and he's got a brain. If he keeps on that track he will be a very successful businessman."