Writer/Director: Kivmars Bowling
Production Company: Dog Animal Films
Kent Filming Locations: Margate
Filmed predominantly in Margate, with a largely local cast, Donovan Slacks tells the story of a hospital patient who discovers the bitter truth about his past and leads a fishermen’s uprising against the Government.
Donovan Slacks (Ashley Penrose), is based on the real life leader of a militant fisherman’s uprising on the Kent coast in the 1920’s. Shot partly as a silent movie, partly as a talkie, it mixed Super-8 film with digital video to great effect. The movie received backing both from Screen South and the UK Film Council.
Despite working on a micro budget, the production managed to recreate 1920’s Britain complete with a cast of over 75, vintage cars, trains, bathing machines, cliff stunts, and battle scenes.
Margate is a seaside town with a pleasant mix between a charming Old Town and modern architecture such as the Turner Contemporary. Traditional theme park Dreamland has also reopened in the town. Margate has been used as a film location in a number of productions including Coast (2015), Edge of Heaven (2014) and True Love (2012).
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