Down takes centre stage in wartime mystery movie
Down is to be turned into a film set next month when the rocky
outcrop becomes the centre of attention in a mystery movie.
film, called 256 Steps, will be shot on location on the Down over
three days during early February.
Directed and written by a Bournemouth media student, the fictional
film is a wartime tale with a modern twist.
Jessie Hawkes told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The film's storyline
revolves around a mystery that has baffled people for over 150
years. When the defenses were built to protect the Bristol Channel
from the invasion of the French, a soldier called Leo was murdered
on February 16th, 1870."
"He was never meant to die, causing a mysterious time loop
that leaves soldiers repeating the same day over and over again.
It takes two young adults in 2012 to break the curse on the parallel
Production company JH Productions will oversee the film, which
has a team of more than a dozen young people working on the title,
including several from the Burnham area.
The short film is to be submitted to several film festivals and
other production companies to seek enough funding to produce a
The filming will take place on Brean Down between Monday 6th
and 8th February.