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Film set in Abbots Langley to be screened in London theatre
A film entirely written, shot and edited in 48 hours will be set in Abbots Langley and shown on a theatre screen in London.
Justin Hyne, whose main business is in the home cinema industry, will be heading up the project in the coming weeks. He has gathered a group of volunteers to create the short film, which will be entered into the international 48 Hour Film Project.
Mr Hyne, from north London, owns a Film Production Company called HyneSight Productions.
The producer chose Abbots Langley as his desired film location after a friend and resident of the village showed him photographs of the area. He said it looked "really nice" and it would be "good to do some filming there".
Mr Hyne added: "We really we won’t know until we actually get the script where the film will be set. But I’ve been in Abbots Langley a few times in the last few months to work out where would be a good location for each of the genres. It’s great fun and I’m really looking forward to starting filming."
He has been accredited for both a filmmaker and producer certificate from Raindance, a UK based independent film promoter.
Mr Hyne said: "It’s quite exciting really because at the moment we don’t know anything about what we’ll be given. We are going to be given a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, and it’s going to be a real challenge."
The 37-year-old founded his film production company in June 2013 in an attempt to "showcase talent from the UK".
He said: "I have got time for anyone who turns up on time and is enthusiastic."
Mr Hyne’s film will be shown on the big screen at the Prince Charles Theatre in Leicester Square, London.
He said: "It’ll be really nice exposure for the production company and for all the budding film makers that are involved in it."
The 48 Hour Film Project is set to visit more than 120 cities where more than 60,000 people will make short films.
Mr Hyne added: "I’ve always been interested in film and the industry and have done a few courses over the years. I’ve dabbled a bit but made the decision this year to start my own company. Through doing this project it’s been really nice to meet local people who want to get involved in film."
A rehearsal and run-through will take place on Saturday, August 31, and the final 48 hour production day will be held on September 21.
To find out more about the 48 Hour Film Project, go to http://www.48hourfilm.com/.
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