camera, action! Brean Down is focus for wartime mystery movie
Down was turned into a film set this week when the rocky outcrop
became the focus of attention for a mystery movie.
256 Steps, the wartime film was shot on location on the Down over
Directed by media students from Bridgwater College, Jessie Hawkes
and Jake Hodge, the fictional film revolves around a wartime tale
with a modern twist.
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,
"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 oversaw the film, which had
a team of more than a dozen young people working on it, including
several from the Burnham area.
decided that Brean Down Fort would be a beautiful location to
film, and would really set the mood, style and time period,"
"Filming has gone really well - the organisation and professionalism
from the production team has really pushed our motivation to getting
funding to make the full feature."
"We have had quite a lot of interest from the public, which
we think is great. We have set up a Facebook page where we have
uploaded photos from each day of filming for the public to see."
The short film is to be submitted to several film festivals and
other production companies to seek funding to produce a feature-length
Jake and Jessie are aspiring young filmmakers who have both recently
worked alongside Hollywood personalities Corey Feldman and Ed
Furlong on a feature film shot in Somerset called The Zombie