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Filmmaker to shoot movie on Isle of Wight

Wed 24 Oct 2012

Filmmaker to shoot movie on Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is to provide the backdrop for a new project from an aspiring filmmaker.

Mark Collins, who lives in East Cowes, is hoping to attract the attention of movie critics with Rapid Intervention, the Isle of Wight County Press reports.

It tells the tale of a loveable rogue living in a small town and is being produced in partnership with five different companies, including Clear Cutz Productions and Flyte Studios.

Filming is due to get underway on November 9th and Mr Collins is hoping local Isle of Wight businesses will assist him with his dream of getting the short piece to the world's film festivals.

He is hoping firms will express an interest in sponsoring the project and in return is offering company owners the chance to star as an extra, as well as promote their offerings through product placement. Donations can be submitted on the film's website, where a trailer is also available.

"I’m really putting my neck on the line financially, but with the help of island businesses and individuals, I aim to make it the best film we possibly can," he remarked.

Mr Bower, a former builder, added filmmaking is "a drastic change in career" and "quite scary", but offers him the chance to work alongside professionals with experience of the movie business.

He has a budget of £6,000 and will be filming along the East Cowes seafront and at a Ryde garage, among other locations. In addition to directing he also wrote the script for the film and hopes to take it to some of the world's most famous festivals, including Berlin, Cannes, Raindance and Sundance.

The lead role in Rapid Intervention is played by David Bower, a deaf actor who appeared alongside Hugh Grant in the 1994 hit Four Weddings and a Funeral. He also has roles in Casualty and Doctors under his belt and appeared in short film Little Voices last year.

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