- First Choice and Vue Cardiff gave local couple Ashleigh Rees and George Lippiard the A-List treatment by premiering their holiday movie on the big screen
- Part of a nationwide competition run by home of all inclusive holidays, First Choice, the couple’s amateur videos have been professionally edited into ‘Ashleigh and George in Jamaica’
- The competition asked holidaymakers to upload their holiday footage for the chance to have a professional trailer created and premiered at their local Vue
First Choice has teamed up with Vue Cardiff to give someone the experience of a lifetime – a VIP screening of their holiday video professionally edited into a movie trailer. On Saturday 19th August, the red carpet was rolled out for local Newport couple Ashleigh Rees and George Lippiard, as their ‘Ashleigh and George in Jamaica’ trailer premiered at an exclusive event for friends and family.
After buying their first ever GoPro camera in May, Ashleigh and George were inspired to create a short film of their all-inclusive trip to Jamaica in June. They were so pleased with the results, they decided to enter the footage in First Choice’s ‘All In Productions’ competition, part of a nationwide campaign encouraging holiday makers to make the most of their holiday videos.
Rees and Lippiard’s footage of their dream holiday at the Grand Bahia Runaway Bay impressed the experts at ‘All in Productions’ for its confident filming techniques, but also because the content perfectly captured the beauty of the resort and the couple’s enjoyment of their holiday.
Winner, Ashleigh Rees said: “George and I love filming when we are on holiday as it’s such a great reminder of all the amazing memories that we’ve shared together. We had the most incredible holiday in Jamaica and had so many pictures and clips to share. We were really pleased with what we captured, particularly with our new GoPro, but couldn’t believe we were one of the winners! A great part of making holiday films is being able to share them with your friends and family – and being able to share ours at the cinema really is a once in a lifetime opportunity!”
Nick Longman, Managing Director of First Choice’s parent company, TUI UK and Ireland commented: “At First Choice we pride ourselves on being the only travel company that goes all in on all inclusive. This summer we made it our mission to help people make the most of their holiday movies by creating All In Productions to provide hints and tips on how to film and edit the best possible video memories possible. We were really impressed with Ashleigh and George’s video in Jamaica, as their enjoyment shone through, so are delighted to be showing it on the big screen.”
‘All In Productions’ was established when First Choice received a heart-warming letter from 10-year-old Middlesbrough schoolgirl Beth Ward earlier this year, urging them to watch her homemade holiday film. The all inclusive experts promptly helped turn her dream of being a professional film producer come true, turning her footage into “Beth in Mexico”. Beth’s professionally edited trailer was then premiered at her local cinema before being rolled out at Vue cinemas nationwide.