Alice-Miranda hits the big screen

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Alice-Miranda Friends Forever will hit cinemas on November 9th and the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney is giving away three prizes to celebrate.
Alice-Miranda Friends Forever will hit cinemas on November 9th and the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney is giving away three prizes to celebrate.

To win one of 3 Alice-Miranda awesome prize packs featuring double passes to see Alice-Miranda Friends Forever, the first three books in the series and a super cool Alice-Miranda journal send your name, email and postal address to [email protected] and put “Alice” in the comments section. Good luck!

Can one tiny girl change a very big school? “Perhaps little things can make a difference after all” says Alice-Miranda, Jacqueline Harvey’s best-selling young heroine in the upcoming Alice-Miranda Friends Forever feature film.

Nearly 10 years and 18 books old, Alice-Miranda Friends Forever will hit cinemas on November 9th and to celebrate, the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney is giving away three prize packs which include special double-passes to see Alice-Miranda on the big screen.

In addition to the movie passes, winners will also receive a copy of Alice-Miranda 3-in-1, containing the first three books in the bestselling series, an Alice-Miranda Friends Forever: The Most Positively Perfect Journal, and a special copy of Alice-Miranda Friends Forever: The Official Movie Script.

“[It feels] wonderful, a bit scary and in many ways quite surreal. I hope that the readers will love her on the big screen” said Author Jacqueline Harvey, speaking about the upcoming film.

“It’s one of those things you dream about – being optioned was thrilling but having the green light and knowing that the movie was really happening was another level of excitement altogether.

“We thought it would be fun to see the script as a separate book and I can imagine lots of readers will enjoy being able to play the parts – either just with their friends or at school.

“I know when I was a child I loved the scripts in the school magazines and having a script of a movie would have been so much fun – I could have bossed everyone about being the director!”

Based on Harvey’s first book, Alice-Miranda at School and the third, Alice-Miranda Takes the Lead and set at the fictional boarding school Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale, the movie features friendship and fun as well as high drama, mystery and intrigue.

“There are teachers and staff in urgent need of help, bossy students, a brother school under threat, a frightening principal who doesn’t want to be seen and the rumour of a witch in the woods!” reads the movie description.

Staying true to the characters in the books was important for Jacqueline Harvey.

“[I hope readers] understand that while the movie is in many ways true to the books, the scriptwriters have changed some things,” she said.

“I have been a bit like an anxious parent – I wanted to ensure that the essence of Alice-Miranda was really captured in the movie and it is. She’s determined and clever and very kind – which was super important. She has great friends and treats everyone with kindness – even the bullies.”

Guaranteed to be a lot of fun for the whole family, the big screen adventure comes just before Jacqueline Harvey starts work on the 19th book in the series, and just after Screen Australia has announced the production of a second Alice-Miranda movie titled Alice-Miranda: A Royal Christmas Ball coming to the small screen at the end of 2020.

Harvey says that if audience members have one takeaway from the film she hopes it will be: “that no matter how big or small you are, how young or how old, everyone can make a difference in the lives of others and being kind is cool!”

The 80 minute animated film Alice-Miranda Friends Forever film will screen exclusively at 57 EVENT cinemas and 17 Village Cinemas around Australia from 9 November. To find a cinema near you head to: http://jacquelineharvey.com.au/alice-miranda-friends-forever-is-heading-to-a-cinema-near-you-get-your-tickets-before-they-are-sold-out/