The Long Lonely Walk 2010

Scene from The Long Lonely Walk

Scene from The Long Lonely Walk © Third Light Films

Kent Film maker Leon Chambers returns with a new film

Director & Writer: Leon Chambers

Production Company: Third Light Films

Kent Filming Locations: Mid Kent College

The Long Lonely Walk follows the a bomb disposal expert, a young boy and an elderly woman as they reach a life defining moment. The cast includes Jeremy Sheffield (Holby City and contestant on Dancing On Ice 2010), Tessa Peake-Jones (Only Fools and Horses) and Sylvia Syms (The Queen).

Christian Lees in The Long Lonely Walk © Third Light Films

Christian Lees in The Long Lonely Walk © Third Light Films

The film cost just £23,500 to make and was shot both at Mid Kent College in Maidstone and at Pinewood Studios. The Long Lonely Walk was partly financed by the Cranbrook Film Society and by those who attended a premier of the film at the Curzon Cinema in London in January.

Last year, Leon Chambers’s short film entitled ‘Stolen Youth’ received critical acclaim by winning Best UK Short at the Canary Wharf Film festival and making the official selection at Sundance and Palm Springs among others.

The Long Lonely Walk is now available on DVD and was shown at the following festivals.

The Crystal Palace Film Festival – 19th July
 The Sacramento Film and Music Festival  – 25th July  
 LA Shorts Fest – July 28th. This prestigious festival is recognised by the Academy Awards.
 
The film has also been awarded the following at the Accolade Competition Award of Merit: Short Film Award of Excellence: Sound – Overall Impact

Links

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

To find out more about the film or to purchase a copy of the DVD please visit http://www.leonchambers.co.uk/

To find out more about the Cranbrook Film Society visit http://www.cranbrookfilmsociety.org/

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Party Wars 2010

The Party Wars contenders © Living TV/Virgin Media

The Party Wars contenders © Living TV/Virgin Media

A new reality TV show that sees contestants hosting and rating parties for the chance to win a holiday of a lifetime.

Production Comapny: ITV
Kent Filming Locations:    Maidstone

This eight-part series follows on from the hit show Four Weddings and gives viewers a front row seat as, each episode, four contestants attend and judge each other’s party for the chance to win a holiday of a lifetime with three of their friends.

Each party is scrutinised and judged across three categories: Host with the Most, Rate My Mates and Night to Remember.  Five of the episodes will also see a celebrity replacing one of the regular contestants.

The party themes included vary dramatically from a boozy Magaluf themed house party to a 1940s Burlesque Marilyn Monroe event.

Culture, class and personality will all clash in what is set to be a series packed with highs and lows, back stabbing and jaw dropping moments.

Filming in Kent took place in Maidstone.

Maidstone is the county town of Kent and home to many parks, shopping areas and sports facilities as well as The Maidstone Studios. The Maidstone area has previously been used for filming by Rustom (2016), Henry VIII (2003) and Don’t Tell the Bride (2013).

Party Wars will be shown on Living TV, Monday 18th October 2010 at 10pm

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For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on Maidstone: http://www.visitmaidstone.com/

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Four Weddings 2010

Four Weddings Logo © Living TV

Four Weddings Logo © Living TV

The series is back with more brides battling it out for a dream honeymoon.

Production Company: ITV Studios
Kent Filming Locations: Pluckley, Maidstone, and Teynham

Four Weddings is back for its run and this time it’s going international. The hit series sees four brides battling it out each week to win a luxury honeymoon. The contestants judge each other’s big day and score the dress, the venue, the catering and the overall presentation.  Who can stage the perfect day, and who will be in the throws of wedding day disasters?

There will also be more celebrity appearances this series, including magician Paul Daniels renewing his vows with wife Debbie McGee, a Shameless actress getting hitched and a Big Brother star and a glamour model allowing viewers to watch as they tie the knot.

Filming for this series included the Kent locations of Pluckley, Maidstone and Teynham.

Pluckley is a historic village in Ashford  situated close to the picturesque North Downs. Pluckley has previously welcomed filmed from This Morning (2012) and The Darling Buds of May (1991-1993).

Maidstone is the county town of Kent, home to a number of parks and shopping facilities, as well as The Maidstone Studios which is the UK’s largest independent High Definition TV studio facility. Productions which have filmed in the area include Take Me Out(2015), Later… with Jools Holland (2015) and Couples Come Dine With Me (2014).

Teynham is a large village in the Swale borough of Kent and lies between Sittingbourne and Faversham. The Swale area has previously featured in projects including A Taste of Britain (2014), Strawberry Fields (2012) and Southcliffe (2013).

Four Weddings will be shown on Living TV at 9pm on Tuesdays.

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For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about the series visit: www.livingtv.co.uk/shows/four-weddings

For more information about Pluckley: http://www.pluckley.net/

For more information about Maidstone: http://www.visitmaidstone.com/

For more information about Teynham: http://www.teynham.org/

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Missing (2009)

Pauline Quirke and Mark Wingett in Missing

Pauline Quirke and Mark Wingett in Missing © BBC

Director: Laurence Wilson 

Writers: Roy Boulter, Matt Leys, Ann-Marie Di Mambro, Karen McLachlan

Starring: Pauline Quirke, Felix Scott, Pooja Shah, Mark Wingett, Adjoa Andoh

Production Companies: Leopard Films

Kent Filming Locations: Maidstone and Dover Port and White Cliffs.

Mark Wingett, Pauline Quirke, Pooja Shah and Felix Scott near the Port of Dover

Mark Wingett, Pauline Quirke, Pooja Shah and Felix Scott near the Port of Dover © BBC

Missing is a new daytime crime about a small and under-sourced Missing Persons Unit (MPU) based in Dover which is headed up by DS Mary Jane Croft.

The 5 part drama was made to accompany the second series of

Missing: Live 

which examines real life cases and attempts to reunite people with their love ones.

Starring Pauline Quirke (Broadchurch, Birds of a Feather), Felix Scott (Inception, Blitz Blitz), Pooja Shah (EastEnders, Bend It Like Beckham), Mark Wingett (The Bill, Snow White and the Huntsman) and Adjoa Andoh (Invictus, Casualty).

The production visited Kent where they transformed the old Maidstone Borough Council offices on the London Road into their Police Headquarters. The programme also filmed at various locations in and around Maidstone as well as visiting Dover including the Port and White Cliffs.

The county town of Kent, Maidstone boasts shopping areas, bars and restaurants and is home to The Maidstone Studios which is the UK’s largest independent High Definition TV studio facility. Productions which have filmed in the area include Children in Need – The Rickshaw Challenge (2015)Later… with Jools Holland (2015) and Couples Come Dine With Me (2014).

Dover is best known for the world famous White Cliffs of Dover along with the Port of Dover and Dover Castle. The Dover area has previously featured on screen in The Tunnel: Sabotage (2016), Wolf Hall (2015) and Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows (2011).

The first episode aired on BBC One on the 16th March 2009 at 14:15.

Links

For more information about filming in Kent contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about Maidstone: http://www.visitmaidstone.com/

For more information about Dover: http://www.whitecliffscountry.org.uk/Home.aspx

For more information about the programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rmx2h

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Dani’s House (2008)

Dani Harmer in a bright green patterned top in front of a green and blue wall with posters on it

Dani Harmer in Dani’s House © BBC

Directors: Dex McCarthy, Jeremy Wooding 

Writers: Paul Rose, Emma Ko, Holly Lyons, Kay Stonham, Joe Williams 

Kent Filming Locations: Secret Location in the Maidstone Area

An aspiring actress, Dani is forever left to look after her irritating younger brother Max (Sebastian Applewhite), his side-kick Ben (James Ghandi) and the new baby. Trapped in the house Dani and her friends Toby (Harry Culverhouse) and Sam (Klariza Clayton) imagine that they are part of an elaborate television show called Dani’s House.

Unbeknown to the children, their make-believe show has attracted a rather unique audience:Zang and Zark, a couple of aliens, who display a remarkable resemblance to Dani and Toby!

The series plays host to many guest stars including Lil Chris, Matt Di Angelo and Kent’s own Shaun Williamson and was filmed entirely in Kent at a secret location near Maidstone.

Maidstone is the county town of Kent which has the River Medway running through it and boasts many parks, shopping areas, bars and restaurants and sports facilities. Nearby is lovely rural villages, and attractions such as Leeds Castle. The Maidstone area has been used for filming such as Rustom (2016),  Couples Come Dine With Me(2014) and Don’t Tell the Bride (2013).

Dani’s House was shown on BBC One at 4.35 on Friday afternoons from February 2008.

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For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about the programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/danis-house

For more information about Maidstone: http://www.visitmaidstone.com/

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Big Barn Farm (2008)

A dog standing in grass

Digger the Puppy © Rdf Media Group

Production Company:  The Foundation

Kent Filming Locations: Stede Court Estate near Maidstone

New to CBeebies, Big Barn Farm tells the adventures of a group of farmyard animals living together and was filmed at Stede Court Estate near Maidstone.

Created and produced by Kent’s  The Foundation, which is part of the RDF media group, the programme combines footage of real animals with animation to create the charming, magical world of Gobo the baby goat, Petal the pig, a puppy called Digger and Dash the donkey.

Children will love the stories around the day-to day adventures of these animal characters and their many other farmyard friends – and the mischief they get into! Big Barn Farm is told from the animal’s point of view and provides a unique inside into their world.

Stede Court Estate is classic looking farm complete with two beautiful cottages, a coachhouse and a wooden barn; it was these classic features that made it perfect for the programme.

Maidstone lies on the River Medway and is the county town of Kent offering shopping areas, bars and restaurants and parks. It is close to many tourist attractions, such as Kent Life and Leeds Castle and is also home to The Maidstone Studios Take Me Out(2015), Later… with Jools Holland (2015) and Couples Come Dine With Me (2014) have all filmed in the Maidstone area.

Big Barn Farm was shown on Cbeebies weekdays at 4pm from February 2008.

Links:

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about Big Barn Farm: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4616994/

For more information about CBeebies: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

 For more information on Stede Court Estate: http://www.stedecourt.com/

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Three Fat Brides, One Thin Dress (2007)

Gillian McKeith holding A Kentish Wedding magazine

Gillian McKeith at The Archbishop’s Palace in Maidstone © Alyn Thomas

Production Company: Celador Productions

Kent Filming Locations: Archbishops Palace, Maidstone

Gillian McKeith – the star presenter of Channel 4’s hit programme ‘You are what you eat’ and bestselling author – paid a visit to the Archbishop’ s Palace in Maidstone recently to celebrate a wedding with a difference.

The straight-talking nutritionist and a Celador Productions film crew were in town on Saturday 28th April to attend and film a wedding ceremony that will soon feature in an episode of Gillian’s new series, Three Fat Brides, One Thin Dress.

In the special series of three, hour-long episodes starting on June 26th Ms McKeith will help three brides in each show to transform their diets and adopt a healthier lifestyle. At the end of each episode, the bride who she deems to have been most successful in their new regime,
not just by losing weight, but also by embracing the values of the regime beyond the eight weeks, will win the wedding dress of their dreams.

In between takes, Gillian said, “Kent is a beautiful place to get married in and I’ve enjoyed reading all about its range of venues inside A Kentish Wedding magazine”.

“It’s fantastic to be here and celebrate with our contributor, Samantha Joyce and her new husband David Chater on their big day.”

The Archbishops Palace sits on the River Medway in the county town of Kent, Maidstone. The area boasts many parks, shopping areas and sports facilities and is home to The Maidstone StudiosRustom (2016), The Great Interior Design Challenge (2014) and Don’t Tell the Bride (2013) have previously used Maidstone for filming.

Viewers will have to wait and see which bride wins the big prize when the show is broadcast on Tuesday July 3rd 2007 at 8pm on Channel 4.

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For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about venues and ceremonies in Kent visit http://www.akentishceremony.com/

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Cape Wrath (2007)

Cape Wrath Cast in front of houses at Leybourne Lakes

Cape Wrath Cast at Leybourne Lakes © Channel 4

Director: Duane Clark, Andrew Gunn

Writer: Robert Murphy

Starring: David Morrissey, Lucy Cohu, Ralph Brown, Tom Hardy

Production Company: Ecosse Films

Kent Filming Locations: Leybourne Lakes, Mote Park Leisure Centre, Whatman warehouse Maidstone, Kings Hill, Imperial College-Wye Campus

Cape Wrath is a 7-part thriller which is known in the US as Meadowlands. This sinister series followed the lives of the Brogan family, headed by David Morrissey, as they relocate to the seemingly safe suburban town of Meadowlands as part of a witness protection programme. The Brogan family begin to doubt just how safe the village of Meadowlands truly is when it turns out that they’re not the only ones with secrets to hide.

Starring David Morrissey (The Walking Dead, The Reaping, The Other Boleyn Girl) as Danny Brogan and Lucy Cohu (Becoming Jane, Broadchurch, The Queen’s Sister) as his ever-patient wife Evelyn, Cape Wrath also showcases a number of well-known talents including Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything, Like Crazy, The Diary of Anne Frank), Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, Mad Max: Fury Road), Ralph Brown (Withnail and I, Star Wars: Episode 1 -The Phantom Menace, Wayne’s World 2) and Nina Sosanya (Love Actually, Last Tango in Halifax, Code 46).

The series based and filmed in Kent, utilising an empty warehouse in Rusthall to create a number of central sets which were used for most of the interiors. The main characters homes were filmed at housing development next to Leybourne Lakes Country Park which double as “Meadowlands”. Liberty Square at Kings Hill features as the local town centre and The Kings Hill Golf Course is also used for a number of scenic exterior shots. Wye College also features as Samantha’s Father’s place of work in London. The Gym, the sports hall and the exterior of Maidstone Leisure Centre also feature frequently throughout the series.

Leybourne Lakes and Kings Hill are new developments in the Tonbridge and Malling district. The areas have great transport links, local amenities, a network of cycle paths and a number of sports facilities including The Kings Hill Golf Course. The area has previously has been seen on Great British Railway Journeys (2014), Couples Come Dine with Me (2014) and Missing Series Two (2010).

Maidstone is the county town of Kent which lies on the River Medway and boasts lovely parks and gardens such as Mote Park where Mote Park Leisure Centre, is situated. The town also has many shops, bars and restaurants and is home to The Maidstone Studios an independent TV studio complex on an 11 acre site offering 5 television studios, dubbing facilities, edits suites, office space and parking. Productions which have previously filmed in the area include Later… with Jools Holland (2015), Don’t Tell the Bride (2013) and Missing (2009).

Cape Wrath was originally shown on Channel 4 in July 2007 and is available to buy on DVD.

Links

For more information about filming in Kent, please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on Cape Wrath visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0865546/

For more information on The Maidstone Studios, visit: http://www.maidstonestudios.com/

For more information on the Leybourne Lakes, go to: http://www.leybournelakewatersports.co.uk/

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