TWO SIBLINGS landed leading roles in a film which has been shown in schools across the country this week as part of National Anti-bullying Week.
Eleven-year-old Mia Elliott and brother Max, eight, of Athelstan Road, spent five days at private school Stoneyhurst College in Lancashire filming for the National Anti-bullying Campaign 2013.
Max plays the part of narrator and conscience ‘Magic Max’, while Mia plays one of the lead bullies, a character called Sarah.
The theme of National Anti-bullying Week this year (November 18 to 22) is The Future is Ours. Safe, Fun and Connected.
The focus is on cyber-bullying.
Mia, who attends St Richard’s Catholic College, in Bexhill, and Max, a pupil at Sacred Heart School are no stranger to the screen, having both done modelling and acting from a young age.
Mum Maria, 35, who runs a fish smoking business with husband Mark, 51, said: “They got involved quite young, first with modelling, and then it grew into the acting.
“This was their first proper job together.
“They both had a really good time during the filming week.
“It’s a lovely feeling to see them on screen. I’m really proud of them.”
Max was voted Observer Baby of the Year in 2009, and has appeared in several short films, while Mia particularly enjoys modelling.