Independent film set for premiere in Preston Guild Hall

EXPERIMENTAL PROJECT: Filming on the streets of Preston

EXPERIMENTAL PROJECT: Filming on the streets of Preston

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An independent film, set around Preston, is to premiere at the city’s Guild Hall in November.

A year in the making, The Blackout was created on a shoestring budget by local filmakers, writers and actors.

Six teams have created six films, which mould together to create one feature piece.

The film was shot in and around Preston, and follows stories of local people ad how they cope during the first 12 hours of an all-power blackout, that plunges the modern world into darkness.

The Blackout Film Project was the idea of co-ordinating director Alan Livesey, who said he was “proud” to be part of the team.

He said: “I can’t believe we are only a few weeks away from our screening.

“A year ago The Blackout Film Project was an experimental endeavour into seeing whether a group of enthusiastic creatives could make a feature film from scratch with no budget and a simple concept.

“A year on and that concept is the core of our full-length feature, The Blackout.

“I’m so proud to be part of a team that has achieved so much from such a humble outset.”

The film is to be screened on November 12 at the Guild Hall,

Tickets to the screening are available to buy via Skiddle, free of charge.

The evening will begin with a behind-the-scenes photography exhibition, followed by the premiere screening alongside the cast and crew.

Alan said: “The Blackout follows six stories of local community, shared responsibility and determination to succeed as the people of Preston take their journeys through the terraced streets and thriving suburbs of their once industrial town.”