Festival film set in writers' home town
WESTON is the setting for a new movie which is being filmed at some of the town's tourist attractions. Folie A Deux has been written by two Weston film-makers whose work has attracted a great deal of interest at international film festivals. Their latest
WESTON is the setting for a new movie which is being filmed at some of the town's tourist attractions.Folie A Deux has been written by two Weston film-makers whose work has attracted a great deal of interest at international film festivals.Their latest production tells the story of two people who meet on an Internet chat room and scriptwriters Nick Harding and Sean Martin chose their home town of Weston to film their latest flick.Folie A Deux will be shown at the Mannheim and Cannes Film Festivals next year, as well as other world-wide festivals.Their previous script, The Golfbreeze Caravan Park UFO Society, was shown at Mannheim last year and attracted interest from a number of European production companies. The film fans need more than £700,000 to shoot the movie, which they also hope to film in Weston, and to encourage companies to invest in their project they decided to make Folie A Deux.Nick, aged 42, of Milton Road, said: "It's another rung up the career ladder. This will encourage people to come on board and invest in the big film. We love making films and we thought it was a good story."The drama is based on a true story about a couple who get to know each other on the Internet and arrange to meet up in a seaside town.Filming started on October 20 and is due to finish on Monday. Scenes have been shot in Dauncey's Hotel, Woodspring Priory Hotel, The Heritage Centre Coffee House, and on the streets of Uphill and Worlebury Hill.Nick, who attended Wyvern Community School and Weston Sixth Form, said: "Businesses in Weston have been fantastic. I can't praise everybody enough for their help and the filming is going really well." Sean Martin, aged 40, who grew up in Worle and now lives in Brent Knoll, is directing the film and has been working with Nick for 15 years to try and break into the film industry. The cast of Folie A Deux includes Chris Dunne, who appeared in 28 Days Later, and Sally Scott who was actress Juliette Lewis' understudy in a West End play.