Level 3 BTEC TV & Film student Edward Fleming is about to debut his new web series Let’s Bring Back Sophie and you’re invited to the premiere in Nottingham!
Let’s Bring Back Sophie is a six-part cinematic web series and exploration into the dynamics between a group of characters whose lives are changed after the disappearance of their friend. The drama centres around the efforts taken by her closest friend Robin, his friend Ellie and a group of Nottingham youngsters, all determined to discover the truth.
A filmmaker with a fascination for visual art, Edward has been creating videos since the age of 11 and since joining the Level 3 BTEC TV & Film course he has also enjoyed making films.
‘Let’s Bring Back Sophie’ was written by Ed in the summer of 2015, and by autumn he’d recruited screenwriter Elliott Sutton to write the individual episodes. The majority of the film crew all met at Confetti, including Director of Photography, Alex Butler and Sound Recordist, Kyle Smith.
The series is now almost ready for release, a moment to which Edward is looking forward to:
“The premiere for the series is on 27th May and by the time all six episodes are released I will have been obsessing over Let’s Bring Back Sophie for about a year. It feels weird to say it’s nearly finished; I can’t imagine what it will be like to say it’s out. This has been my life since last August, so of course I’m pumped for the future but also terrified of how people will respond. I need to make sure it’s a success, not only having a fantastic edit but getting the promo it deserves because so many people’s heart and souls have gone into the making of it.”
Lead Actor and Casting Director, Morris Findley, met Edward whilst working on a project called ‘YouNG’ for Rushcliffe Borough Council. The duo have since become close friends and following the writing stages of the series, Morris was keen to offer his talents, both behind and in front of camera. The show is almost entirely cast by Nottingham’s BAFTA-award-winning Television Workshop, an organisation that supports young East Midland’s talent. Ian Smith, ex-director of the workshop even plays a lead part in the series.
The premiere takes place at the Nottingham Arts Theatre on May 27th, tickets are priced at £4 with proceeds going to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Follow #LetsBringBackSophie for all the latest news on the series.
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