CINEMANIACS (8 x 30’), is a factual entertainment series aimed at 6 to 12-year-old film fans; it explores all aspects of making and watching movies, celebrating movie culture with a series of left-field reports and strands such as Michael Sheen; Super Actor, where the award-winning actor is challenged by a young audience, and DIY Blockbuster, featuring, amongst others, director Ron Howard and British actor Sir Ian McKellen. Industry talent from in front of and behind the camera share their own behind-the-scenes stories, inside information and advice on getting started and getting on; Secrets of Movie Making reveal how to achieve home-made Hollywood-style special effects, Rock Hard Quiz sees young contestants put to the test on their favourite films and Top Tips offers practical advice and encouragement for viewers to get involved and to share their own short films.
If you want to send in a video of your own to CINEMANIACS then head to the CBBC website or you can find out more at iWonder, and you'll find loads of clips and trailers on CBBC YouTube.
- Lucinda Whiteley
Series Producer and Director
- Julian Kemp
- Michael Sheen