A film designed to show off Swindon and showcase home-grown talent goes into production at the end of August.
The project, run by Ross Mackenzie of Firebird Films, is a drama-based piece where all of the locations will be in and around the town. Entitled Aimee, it tells the story of a teenage girl coming to terms with family problems and anxieties in her personal life. The cast is made up of Swindon-based actors and the majority of the crew also come from the town. Rehearsals are already underway.
As a self-funded project, no one is being paid, all cast and crew members are giving up their time for free. Firebird Films is providing the equipment needed and Ross is hoping other businesses in the town will provide sponsorship to help the film succeed.
He said, “there will be marketing opportunities around this production and we would be happy to work with any businesses in the town which want to be associated with us.”
Once complete, there will be a screening of the film in the town and it will then be entered into competitions and film festivals worldwide. Ross believes it will demonstrate the creative talent that exists in the town:
“This town has a lot to offer to the film industry and I wanted to showcase that talent. There is so much potential here and we are hoping that this film will lead to bigger projects and will boost film-making and documentary making in Swindon.”
For details contact Firebird Films on 0845 468 8640.
See films about Swindon at www.firebird-films.com