by Brian Meetens, Film-making Co-ordinator
August 2016 (updated 10th August)
The new drama thriller, The Picture has commenced production with John Guile directing and filming taking place at West Worthing & Highdown. The screenplay, originally started by Chris Hodson has been adapted and completed by Brian Meetens. The cast is made up with actors from various amateur theatre groups.
Jim Anderson as Head of State Security, Sir Percy Thro-Upp, in John Lovell’s new comedy ‘I Spy’ now in production.
Filming of John Lovell’s new comedy I Spy, has wrapped and post production is due to commence.
The film features Irina Pitman, Ken Grainger and Jim Anderson in the roles of spies and spy catchers.
Real life husband & wife, David & Alicia Morgan, portray husband & wife Roy & Wendy in this scene from ‘An Exciting Holiday’.
‘Travel Companion’ (previously known under the working title: An Exciting Holiday), written by Irina Pitman and directed by Alan Cross is now complete and the trailer can be seen here.
The film features husband and wife team David & Alicia Morgan from Ferring Amateur Dramatic Society.
The 1250 Anniversary project incorporating the production filmed over a 12 month period featuring many of Ferring’s clubs and groups, together with the 45 minute anniversary film of St Andrews Church, Ferring, will be screened to the public at Ferring Village Hall over two evenings on Friday 28th & Saturday 29th October with the programme commencing at 7.00pm on each evening.
‘Missing’ – a comedy drama by Vivienne McCulloch is currently being considered for filming later this year. The film is set to be helmed by Vivienne in locations around the Shoreham area.
An exciting and challenging film is the description given to ‘Up, Up & Away’, a story written by Vivienne, adapted from an intriguing true story. The project is expected to require months of preparation and pre-planning before filming can begin.
A short drama screenplay by Nadya Henwood entitled ‘Tragedy’ is under discussion as a future project.
If you’re interested in directing films or being involved with the production process, please advise Brian.
Please keep Production News informed if you are making films of any genre including Hot Shorts, or if you would like assistance, crew or acting members.
Also, if you have any ideas, stories or scripts you would like to offer to the Film Making sub-committee, we’ll be delighted to receive them. Please hand them to Brian.