Gritty love story filmed in the region
Published at 09:10, Monday, 18 June 2012
SCENES from a gritty online drama series, exploring cross-cultural relationships are currently being shot in Prudhoe.
The Newcastle-based Gate2 Productions is putting together a series entitled Broken England, which tells the story of teenager Alisha, who falls for local lad Billy, despite being destined for an arranged marriage.
Among the locations being used are producer Mary Keirl’s Prudhoe home and the newsagents Jill’s Tuck Shop on the junction of Moor Road and South Road, where Alisha and Billy first meet.
Mary said: “I got the job of producer at Christmas last year and we needed certain locations for particular scenes.
“We looked at others but Jill’s was perfect.
“We were able to just get on with things and the location was great for the actors.”
Filming has taken place at Jill’s for two Sundays in a row and the crew have plans to return.
Gate2 have yet to finalise arrangements over which website will broadcast the series, which was written by Daniel P. McCready, who is also the director.
“It’s a bit like a modern day Romeo and Juliet – but with some extra drugs and violence,” Mary added.
“It’s about growing up and it’s quite gritty.”
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