May 29, 2011
Down turned into film production set for new movie
Down Fort has been transformed into a film set over the past month
during the production of a 90-minute independent film.
The movie - called Fulll Firearms - tells the story of a woman
who inherits a fortune from her arms manufacturer father and then
uses it to build a home to house the ghosts of those killed by
his company's weapons.
The National Trust, which oversees Brean Down, gave special permission
for the filming to go ahead.
Courtiour, National Trust Somerset Countryside Manager, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We have had a number of film companies who have recognised
the wild beauty of Brean Down as the ideal location for their
work, but this is the first time we have worked with an artist
making a film."
One of the film's producers, Kate Parker, said the team had been
battling with the elements in recent days due to the strong winds,
but that they had liked the location. Filming finished this weekend.
The film was directed by up and coming artist and film maker
Emily Wardill, who is a fomer winner of the prestigious Jarman
Prize. Her work has been shown at a number of art galleries, including
Several films have been produced on Brean Down in recent years,
including Elizabeth: The Golden Age in 2006 - see link
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