Local actor Laurie Brook Summers has been making a name for himself on stages up and down the South East Coast for the past two years, delivering show stealing interpretations of flawed sympathetic often boisterous characters such as Major Claude Courtney in the Stables Theatre’s production of’ ‘The Lady Killers’, a young and original King Henry VIII in Anne Boleyn and Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night.
Laurie, who grew up in Bexhill, is teaming up with British-Canadian filmmaker Hannah Jinman and Hastings’ actor Stuart Miller, one of Laurie’s thespian peers, to take on the great outdoors in Jinman’s new film ‘The Wild Yonder’.
An award winning crew have been assembled to shoot in the beautiful Scottish Highlands of Glencoe this September, including cinematographer Andrew Gannon and sound designer Ashley Summers.
The film is to be a lyrical exploration pitting man against the wilds, the extremes of physical and mental survival and their own individual flaws.
The project is an independent production supported by crowd funding on Indy GoGo, where anyone who would like to contribute and see a unique project realised can be part of the adventure, along with exclusive access to behind the scenes footage, stills and video diaries.
The film’s exclusive sponsor, Highlander Outdoor, are supplying the cast and crew with their own line of camping equipment and hike-wear, that will feature in the film and keep the crew protected from the elements.
For more information about the project visit http://igg.me/at/thewildyonder or the film’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thewildyonderfilm
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