Here’s why film crews were in Hastings and Camber
The production crew would shoot at Rock-a-Nore in the morning and early afternoon before shooting on the beach at Camber Sands in the evening.
The teams were producing a trailer for Bright Films’ upcoming feature film adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, which will be shot on location in Hastings and the South Coast.
The core creative team all live locally and include executive producer Justin McCarron, producer, writer and director Bindu de Stoppani, cinematographer Tim Cragg, art director Cathy McKinnon, sound engineer Steven Cole, editor Wojciech Duzmal and young local actors Raffiella Chapman and Paddy Ostle. .
Raffiella recently starred in John Lewis’ Christmas advert for 2021.
Bindu said: “Yesterday we shot a trailer for a feature film of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, which we hope to make later this year.
“The purpose of this trailer is to create a visual window, in the larger idea, to raise funds to shoot the full feature film locally, generating work for the amazing local talent who lives and thrives in Hastings , St Leonards and Rye.
“Everyone involved in filming is local and lives locally. Some of our young talents had never made films before and we were passionate about giving this opportunity to this next generation of filmmakers and actors.