Tuesday, February 14, 2012


The story, the film, the talk
The chance to be involved
A unique chance to find out more and be involved in a feature film shot primarily in Swanage and Purbeck

Thursday February 16th, 7.30pm at Swanage Royal British Legion Club
For more information or to register, contact
Emma Fernandez at Violet PR on 07849748434 or email at Emma emma@violetpr.com


Robin from Swanage said...

15 people came to the meeting which started half an hour late. The writer Darren Wells has written a book that sold 5,000 copies and now wants to fulfill his dream of making a film in Purbeck based on the book which will cost £200,000 with local people investing between £1,000 and £25,000 so it can be made here and not in Hungary.

Darren is working full time in IT and has got a baby so I do not know how he is going to find the time to produce a film. It is not difficult to sell 5,000 copies of a book. The Swanage Railway sold 4,000 copies of the Swanage Railway Album but it does not mean we could make a successful film based on the book. At the last census the annual income of most people in Swanage was between £7,000 and £25,000 and I doubt if there are many people here who would want to risk loosing over £1,000.

Despite this making a local film is an interesting idea. The Railway and the Town Council seemed interested as did the audience.Emma Fernandez is the Public Relations person. We were both involved in the Swanage Town and Community Partnership and she is very good at networking.

If it was approached in the right way it could be a very successful venture involving the whole community. I don't think they have got their act together yet in being able to allocate their time,
contact the right people and to raise the money.

Anonymous said...

What's the film about? Give me a genre and a bit of an idea of the story and I could be interested.

Robin from Swanage said...

The film is about a man who has had an unfulfilled life until he meets a girl. The girl dies suddenly of epilepsy. The man falls into despair until he finds another girl.

Anonymous said...

Oh god. Sounds terrible and very miserable.

I'll be giving that a wide berth.