Making Noise Quietly (2019)

 

Two young men walking through a field and talking to each other.

Making Noise Quietly ©Open Palm Films

 

Director: Dominic Dromgoole
Writers: Nick Drake, Mark Rosenblatt and based on the play by Robert Holman
Starring: Luke Thompson, Matthew Tennyson, Trystan Gravelle, Barbra Martin, Deborah Findlay
Production Company: Open Palm Films
Kent Locations Used: Hadlow College Farm Shop in Tonbridge & Malling and Ightham Mote, Sevenoaks

Making Noise Quietly is a trilogy showing the effects of war on the lives of ordinary people. The drama follows three main stories with the themes of friendship, grief and peace amid the ravages of war.

The first story is that of conscientious objector Oliver and painter Eric, meeting for a picnic in Kent in the summer of 1945. Over the course of the segment, the two begin to understand each other’s very different perspectives regarding the war.

Part two jumps forward in time to the Falklands war in 1982, when a naval officer visits a mother to tell her that her son has died in the conflict.

The third segment is centred on former soldier, Alan and his young son, Sam, as they meet concentration camp survivor Helene in the Black Forest of Germany in 1986.

This first-time feature film directed by Dominic Dromgoole (Shakespeare’s Globe: A Midsummer Night’s Dream). The Objector, Oliver, is played by Luke Thompson (Dunkirk, Kiss Me First) and his fried Eric is played by Matthew Tennyson (Pride, Shakespeare’s Globe: A Midsummer Night’s Dream). The naval officer played by Greggory Streatfield, (The Other Boleyn Girl, Kinky Boots) and the grieving mother May is played by Barbra Martin (Causality, Between Two Women). Helene, the concentration camp survivor is played by Deborah Findlay (Vanity Fair, Jane Eyre). The father is played by Trystan Gravelle (AnonymousMr Selfridge) and the film also introduces Orton O’Brien (Christopher Robin, MotherFatherSon) as his young son.

The production filmed in Kent for the first segment of the film and transformed Hadlow College Farm Shop into a 1940’s shop, where Oliver and Eric visit in the film. It is situated in the district of Tonbridge & Malling and was home to the UK’s leading land-based agricultural college. Past productions which filmed here include Horizon: My Amazing Brain – Richard’s War (2018) and Harry Potter: A History of Magic (2017).

Production also filmed at Ightham Mote which is a 14th century moated manor house located in Sevenoaks and was owned by medieval knights, courtiers to Henry VIII as well as high-society Victorians. Sevenoaks with its many stately homes is a popular filming location and hosted productions like Mary Queen of Scots (2019) and Vanity Fair.

Making Noise Quietly first screened at the Lake’s Main House theatre on 1st July 2018 to raise money for the theatre’s work with young people. It will now be released in UK cinemas on Friday 19th July 2019.

Links:

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

For more information on film visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6268222/

For more information on Tonbridge & Malling visit: https://www.tmbc.gov.uk/services/leisure-and-culture/tourism-and-travel

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/

 


Russell Tovey to curate an ambitious arts festival across Margate to mark Turner Prize 2019

 

Image of Margate beach with Turner Contemporary Gallery building in the background.

Margate ©Turner Contemporary

 

Margate NOW, an ambitious and dynamic festival of art, events and performances will be held across Margate from 28 September to 13 October 2019 to celebrate the world famous Turner Prize coming to Turner Contemporary for its 2019 edition. Developed by a consortium of partners and artists, the town-wide programme will be bigger than ever before and will place art works in unexpected places. This follows a successful bid to the Arts Council for £219,000 of National Lottery funding as well as further contributions from Kent County Council, Thanet District Council and Dreamland Margate.

As part of an open call, led by Margate Festival, artists were invited to respond to the theme ‘NOW’. 500 artists and performers will produce 60 events and have been selected to be part of the programme guest curated by Russell Tovey. There will be music, dance, exhibitions and installations. The festival runs from Saturday 28 September to Sunday 13 October, with a number of events and exhibitions continuing until the Turner Prize 2019 exhibition leaves Margate on 12 January 2020.

Guest Curator, Russell Tovey says:

“I’ve always had a close relationship with art and began collecting art in my mid 20s whilst acting in The History Boys. Initially, I was excited by the buzz of investing in art and buying something that would outlive me. As my collection has grown my interest has developed into supporting emerging and mid-career artists as well as becoming a patron for a number of not-for-profit public art institutions. Margate NOW is such an exciting programme. Art can be powerful and engaging and I am looking forward to seeing the town brought to life in unusual, surprising and entertaining ways. I’ve really enjoyed helping to curate and select artists for the festival. It’s great to be able to support and encourage the creation of new art and new ideas.”

In addition to the open call programme, there are a number of co-commissions. Turner Contemporary is working with international sound artist and electronic musician, based in London and Margate, Yuri Suzuki to create a new work for the gallery’s South Terrace, in partnership with Kent Libraries. Suzuki will use artificial intelligence to bring together sound and sculpture, inspired by people from across the county. A new work, ‘Printed Whispers’, is also being developed by Yemi Awosile in collaboration with Open School East. Awosile is collaborating with local groups and organisations and will make use of natural resources and reconditioned objects, sourced from the local area.

Further highlights include; theatre company 1927’s fantastical sequence of evening projections, created in collaboration with 500 local primary school children; specially programmed events from Dreamland; as well as a creative installation by Studio TAC at Margate Train Station delivered in partnership with Southeastern. Once the town-wide programme is in place, Turner Contemporary will work with children and a designer to create a child’s view of the town and realise an exciting new map drawn from their perspective. The gallery will train 150 new volunteers under a programme supported with funding from the Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust. Volunteers will greet visitors and act as guides to all the events and happenings across the town.

Artists, Collectives And Companies:

1927 I Adam Carr & Jan Noble I Anna Symes, Round in Circles I Anthony Giles I Appletye I Arts Education Exchange I Kavel Rafferty | Ash Mukherjee Dance Company | Bob Chicalors | Charlie Evaristo-Boyce I Coney | Connor Sansby | Dan Bass | Dan Scott | Dawn Cole, Dan Thompson, Tracey Thompson, Graham Ward | Dominic Rose, Jon Spencer, Simon Cole, Margate Stanza I Emma Gibson | Free Range Orchestra | Genetic Moo | Heather Tait | Helen Whitehead | Holly Slingsby | Invisible Women | Jay Rechsteiner | Jemma Channing | Jessica Jordan-Wrench | John Hislop | Jordan Gray | Katie Fiore | Katrin Hanusch | Laura Durward & Emily Wood | Lee Cavaliere | Leigh Clarke | Liam O’Driscoll I Liene Steinberga Cesar | Lunatraktors | Matt Mapleston | Maxine Sutton | Mel Cole | Open School East Associates 2019 | RL-a | Roy Eastland | Ruth Fox | Sadie Hennessey | Sara Trillo | SLiDE | Steve McPherson | Studio Tac | Teresa Limbrick | The Waste Free Fashion Collective | Tom Verity and Melanie Wheeler I Turner Contemporaries | Ty Locke | Well Projects | Yemi Awosile | Zoe Murphy

Participating Venues:

Bon Volks | Carl Freedman Gallery | CRATE | Dreamland, Margate | Gordon House | Joseph Wales | Limbo | Lombard Street Gallery | Marine Studios | Margate WI | Northdown Studios | Pie Factory Margate | Pump House Yard | RESORT | Theatre Royal Margate | Turner Contemporary

Victoria Pomery OBE, Director of Turner Contemporary Margate, said:“We are delighted to be leading this dynamic collaboration to ensure that Turner Prize 2019 has maximum impact on the cultural life of the UK. Artists and creativity are at the heart of Turner Contemporary’s work and this autumn offers plenty of opportunities to see and experience the diversity of contemporary practice in the gallery, around Margate and across Kent.”

Dan Chilcott, Margate Festival, said: “It’s been really exciting working with cultural leaders across the town to curate such a wide-ranging group of artists and performers. Russell Tovey’s passion and commitment to exploring contemporary practice in an accessible way through his Talk Art podcast make him an ideal guest curator. The programme is really inspiring and the fact that many of those included in the festival live and work in Margate is a testament to the quality and ambition of the creative community here.”

Eddie Kemsley, CEO of Dreamland Margate, said: “Dreamland is working with local producers to develop a handful of evening events around Margate that will celebrate the music, art and the creativity that runs through the veins of our town. We also have some incredible plans for the festival in the works to be announced soon. This is going to be an amazing year for Margate NOW, we’re thrilled as ever to be part of it.”

Anna Colin, Director and Naami Padi, Deputy Director, Open School East, said: “We are pleased to announce that the Open School East commission has been awarded to alumnus Yemi Awosile, who works across the fields of design and art. We were particularly taken by Awosile’s proposal, which blends generative material and formal research with considered engagement with local groups as well as with societal issues.”

Paul Barritt, Co-Artistic Director, 1927, said: “1927 are delighted to be collaborating with the school children of Margate, creating a series of installations, including Raree Show boxes, interactive animated scenes and outdoor video-mapping – providing community wide enjoyment for their families, friends and neighbours; Margates burgeoning artist community and the many visitors to the Turner Prize.”

Sarah Bedingfield, Service Manager, Kent Libraries, said: “Kent Libraries are excited to be involved in engaging a wide range of people in the creation of this unique artistic experience”.

Cllr Mike Hill OBE, Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services, Kent County Council, said: “Margate NOW promises to present a rich and diverse body of work across a variety of artforms which will create opportunities for celebration, participation and reflection and provide a spectacular and memorable backdrop to Turner Prize 2019.”

Hedley Swain, Area Director, South East, Arts Council England, said: “We’re delighted that Turner Contemporary will host this year’s Turner Prize. It is a great tribute to everyone at Turner Contemporary and everyone at Kent County Council that has supported their success. Art, culture and creativity have all played a really impressive role in Margate’s rejuvenation over the last few years and so it is fitting that one of the art world’s biggest prizes should now be hosted there. It is particularly important to see so many partners involved and together they will produce something very special that celebrates both the local community and contemporary arts. Arts Council England will work closely with Turner Contemporary and Kent County Council to make the most of this great opportunity.”

Cllr Ash Ashbee, Cabinet Member for Coastal Development, Thanet District Council, said:
“It’s fantastic to see so many artists and exhibitors engaged as part of this festival. Margate NOW is the perfect opportunity to celebrate art, culture and creativity in our original seaside town and marks the start of the count down to hosting the prestigious Turner Prize 2019.”

Notes To Editors

Russell Tovey
Today Tovey’s collection is a reflection of his journey with art since the early 2000s. Currently focused on emerging American-based artists employing figurative and geometric abstraction, he has recently acquired works by Jamian Juliano-Villani, Loie Hollowell , Cheyenne Julien, Lisa Brice, Jonas Wood, Jennifer Packer, Shio Kusaka and Walter Price. The collection also includes works by many Royal Academicians including Margate local Tracey Emin, Michael Craig Martin, Rose Wylie and Wolfgang Tillmans.

About Margate NOW

Margate NOW runs from Saturday 28 September to Sunday 13 October, with a small number of events and exhibitions continuing until 12 January 2020.

Margate NOW has been developed in collaboration with partners. This includes; Turner Contemporary, Margate Festival, Open School East, Resort, 1927, Crate and Limbo Studios, Dreamland Margate, Kent County Council and Kent Libraries, Thanet District Council, Southeastern and local artists. The programme is funded by Arts Council England through National Lottery funding, as well as contributions from Kent County Council, Thanet District Council and Dreamland, Margate and the Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust.

Please note that all public events are subject to relevant permissions and licenses.

About Turner Prize 2019

Sat 28 Sep 2019 – Sun 12 Jan 2020, Entry is Free

One of the best known prizes for visual arts in the world, Turner Prize 2019 is coming to Turner Contemporary. Every other year, the prize leaves Tate Britain and is presented at a venue outside London.

Four of the most exciting artists working right now are shortlisted to win the prize based on an outstanding exhibition that has taken place in the previous year.

The prize is renowned for triggering debates around new developments in contemporary British art. The work of the four artists will feature in the exhibition at Turner Contemporary and the winner will be announced at a major awards ceremony in December 2019.
The Turner Prize is named after J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) who was an innovative and controversial artist in his day, is now seen as one of the greatest British artists, and expressed a wish to establish a prize for young artists. Turner Contemporary is named after the artist for similar reasons; our work is inspired by Turner’s innovative and radical approach to art.

About Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary in Margate is one of the most distinctive galleries in the UK; its impact stretches beyond culture-led regeneration and the showcasing of world-class exhibitions, to pioneering change by making the arts more vital and connected to daily life.
Since opening in 2011, Turner Contemporary has:
• Generated over £70 million for the local economy
• Led to the opening of over 150 new businesses
• Safeguarded 155 jobs
• Attracted over 3.2 million visits

Turner Contemporary

• In copy please refer to Turner Contemporary and not ‘The Turner Contemporary’ or ‘The Turner’
• Summer opening times: Open every day in July and August, 10am – 6pm.
• Turner Prize 2019 opening times: Open every day, Mon – Fri, 11am-6pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm. Admission to the gallery is free.
• Address: Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, CT9 1HG
• Information: + 44 (0) 1843 233000, turnercontemporary.org
• Turner Contemporary is a charity, receiving public funding from Kent County Council and Arts Council England.

 

 

 

 

Arts Council England
Arts Council England is the national development body for arts and culture across England, working to enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to visual art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2018 and 2022, we will invest £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country. www.artscouncil.org.uk

 

 


The Rook – Series 1 (2019)

Emma Greenwell in The Rook bending down in a field, looking down at the ground.

Emma Greenwell in The Rook ©Starz TV Trailer

 

Writers: Sam Holcroft, Ali Muriel and Daniel O’Malley
Directors
: China Moo-Young, Kari Skogland, Sunu Gonera and Rebecca Johnson  
Starring
:  Emma Greenwell, John Fletcher, Olivia Munn, Adrian Lester, Joely Richardson
Production Company
: Lionsgate
Kent Location
: Port of Dover

Based on the 2012 Australian novel of the same name by Daniel O’Malley, this London set show is about a young woman with extraordinary abilities, who is trying to figure out her past while being pursued by paranormal forces.

The show was adapted for the screen by Stephanie Meyer, the author of Twilight, and stars Emma Greenwell (Shameless US, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Olivia Munn (The Predator, X-Men: Apocalypse) and Adrian Lester (Mary Queen of Scots, Riviera).

The Port of Dover was used in the series when production filmed inside Cruise Terminal Two, outside quayside and along Cruise Terminal 3 (the Western Harbour Arm). Footage was centred around the principle character taking a ferry from Dover.

The Port of Dover is a cross channel ferry terminal and one of the world’s busiest passenger ports, it has made numerous appearances in movies and TV from films such as Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Johnny English (2003), to TV shows including The Tunnel (2013) and Marcella (2016).

The series will be available to watch on Starz TV on Sunday 30th June 2019.

Links:

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

For more information on The Rook visit: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7395992/news

For more information on the Port of Dover visit: https://www.doverport.co.uk/

 


The Family Brain Games – Series 1 (2019)

Presenter Dara Ó Briain pictured standing in a lab with a scientist standing next to him.

Presenter Dara Ó Briain on The Family Brain Games ©BBC

 

Starring: Dara Ó Briain

Production Company: Label1

Kent Locations Used: Discovery Park in Sandwich

All new prime-time game show series The Family Brain Games, follows eight families as they enter into the specially designed Games Lab to compete in a series of challenges. The families’ mental agility will be tested through observation and analysis by neuroscientist. In the grand final, only one family will be crowned winner of The Family Brain Games. Presenting the show is Dara Ó Briain (Mock of the Week, The Look of Love).

Production visited Discovery Park in Sandwich, where the set for the Games Lab was built for the series.

Discovery Park is the former headquarters of the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. It offers large office complexes, scientific laboratories, warehouses and plants, and it is located in Sandwich, a town north of Deal on the Stour Estuary. This location has previously hosted productions for Baptiste (2019), The Lost Commando Raid (2018), and The Tunnel: Sabotage (2016).

Episode One of The Family Brain Games will air on BBC Two on Monday 17th June 2019 at 8pm. The eight-part series will be stripped over two weeks, with four episodes airing per week Monday to Thursday.

 

Links:

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

For more information on programme/film visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00062jk

For more information on Discovery Park visit: https://discovery-park.co.uk/

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/

 

 


The 1900 Island – Series 1 (2019)

Image of the Kent based family, the Barkers, displaying husband and wife Clive and Cheryl Barker, walking outside and linking arms.

The Barker Family in The 1900 Island Series ©BBC

 

Director: Alexis Giradet
Production Company: Wildflame Productions
Kent Locations Used
: Herne Bay

In this new BBC 2 series, four families face the challenge of living more than 100 years in the past, attempting to make a living in a fishing community in Llanddwyn, an uninhabited island off the coast of Anglesey. There will be many challenges for the families, including extreme weather conditions, skills shortages and not least family conflict.

Producer and director Alexis Giradet (Earth’s Natural Wonders, Down the mighty river with Steve Backshall) is known for filming in extreme conditions, and The 1900 Island is no different. One of the four families that take part in this series, the Barkers are from Herne Bay, Kent.

In various episodes, the series features the Barker family from Kent. The production visited Herne Bay to interview Clive and Cheryl Barker, before moving them to the remote island.

Herne Bay is a seaside town in Kent, and has also been the site of other productions, including Blue Planet UK Series 1 (2019), and Holiday of my Lifetime with Len Goodman (2016).

The 1900 Island will be airing on BBC 2 on Monday 10th June 2019 at 7pm, and is currently available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

 

Links:

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

For more information on The 1900 Island visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2019/1900-island

For more information on Herne Bay visit: https://www.canterbury.co.uk/info/38/herne_bay

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/

 


Year of the Rabbit (2019)

Image of Jill Halfpenny standing and looking at the camera, with what looks like industrial buildings behind her.

Jill Halfpenny in Year of the Rabbit ©Channel 4

 

Writer: Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley
Director: Ben Taylor
Starring: Alun Armstrong, Matt Berry, Freddie Fox, Jill Halfpenny, Susan Wokoma, Craig Parkinson, Sally Phillips and Keeley Hawes
Production Company: Independent Film Channel (IFC)
Kent Locations Used: The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Channel 4’s six-part spoof comedy cop show, Year of the Rabbit, is set in Victorian London and follows a group of detectives, including Detective Inspector Rabbit (Matt Berry), ‘a hardened booze-hound’, his partner Wilbur Strauss (Freddie Fox), and the country’s first female law enforcer, Mabel Wisbech (Susan Wokoma). Together the trio fight crime, and bring justice to the streets of the East End.

The series was written by Kevin Cecil (Gnomeo & Juliet, Veep) and Andy Riley (Gnomeo & Juliet, Veep) and directed by BAFTA-nominated Ben Taylor (Catastrophe, Cuckoo). Starring are Alun Armstrong (The Mummy Returns, Sleepy Hollow), Matt Berry (The IT Crowd, Christopher Robin), Freddie Fox (Victor Frankenstein, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), Jill Halfpenny (Humans, EastEnders), Susan Wokoma (The Inbetweeners 2, Crazyhead), Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones, Veep)  and Keeley Hawes (Summer of Rockets, The Bank Job).

Production visited The Historic Dockyard Chatham, where exterior street scenes were filmed.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham continues to be a popular filming location for production companies to visit. The location offers Georgian and Victorian buildings and authentic cobbled streets. The dockyard has previously featured in Summer of Rockets (2019), Suffragette (2015) and Holmes & Watson (2018).

Year of the Rabbit is due to air on Channel 4 on Monday 10th June 2019 at 10pm.

 

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

For more information on The Year of the Rabbit visit: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8530456/

For more information on The Historic Dockyard Chatham: https://thedockyard.co.uk/

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/

 


The Thames: Britain’s Great River With Tony Robinson (2019)

Tony Robinson smiling at the camera, with a view of the Thames river in the background below.

Presenter Tony Robinson ©Channel 5

 

Starring: Tony Robinson
Production Company: FullFatTV
Kent Locations Used: Queenborough Harbour, Redsand Forts

In this new Channel 5 series The Thames: Britain’s Great River With Tony Robinson, presenter Tony Robinson (Britain’s Great Cathedrals with Tony Robinson, Time Team) sets out on a 200-mile journey along the Thames, beginning at the source of the waterway in Gloucestershire, through to its Kent estuary, exploring the history, influence and population of this world-famous river.

Production visited the pier at Queenborough Harbour, located on Isle of Sheppey, as well as at the Redsand (Maunsell) Forts off the shore of Whitstable.

The Isle of Sheppey is an island off the northern coast of Kent and has a variety of beautiful landscapes, such as the Elmley Marshes and coastline. Queenborough is a delightful harbour town on the Isle of Sheppey, with an impressive maritime history. Blue Planet UK (2019), Celebrity Antiques Roadshow – Series 8 (2018), Our Food (2012) have previously used Isle of Sheppey as a film location.

Whitstable is a quaint but lively seaside town in East Kent and boasts a shingle beach and harbour as well as modern art galleries, shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Nowadays, Whitstable Harbour also facilitate boat trips to the Maunsell Sea Forts. Previous productions that have filmed here are Celebrity Antiques Roadshow – Series 8 (2018) and Ade at Sea (2014).

Episode One of The Thames: Britain’s Great River With Tony Robinson will air on Tuesday 4th June 2019 at 8pm on Channel 5, and subsequent episodes can be seen every Tuesday for the next four weeks.

As Kent features on the last leg of the river, it is likely to be featured in Episode 4 on 25th June 2019.

 

Links:

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

For more information on The Thames: Britain’s Great River With Tony Robinson visit: https://www.channel5.com/show/the-thames-britains-great-river-with-tony-robinson/

For more information on Queenborough: https://queenborough-harbour.co.uk/

For more information on Isle of Sheppey: http://www.visit-swale.co.uk/

For more information on Redsand (Maunsell) Forts: https://www.project-redsand.com/For more information on Whitstable: http://www.canterbury.co.uk/canterbury-district/Whitstable.aspx

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/

 

 

 


Black Mirror: Season 5 – Smithereens (2019)

Series Poster for Black Mirror, picturing a broken mirror with a small face within the broken pieces of mirror

Series Poster for Black Mirror ©Netflix

 

Director/Writer: James Hawes
Starring: Andrew Scott, Damson Idris, Topher Grace
Production Company: ​Endemol
Kent locations used: ​Fairbourne Reservoir East (Harrietsham, Maidstone), Cobham in Gravesend

Black Mirror is a Netflix drama series featuring sharp and suspenseful tales that explore techno-paranoia. Each story includes its own cast of unique characters with social commentary and dystopian storylines.

Creator Charlie Brooker has previously stated that this season is the most complex they have ever done, once again, pushing the boundaries of the genre. The Kent episode  (Smithereens)was written and directed by James Hawes (The Alienist, The Challenger), and stars Andrew Scott (Victor Frankenstein, Spectre), Damson Idris (Snowfall, Farming), and Topher Grace (In Good Company, Spider-Man 3).

For filming of the latest series (Black Mirror Series 5), production returned to Harrietsham in Maidstone, where previous filming took place for the season 4 Black Mirror: Metal Head episode. This season, the production used the interior of Fairbourne Reservoir East as a boardroom interior. In addition, production filmed on a road and field in Gravesend.

Harrietsham is a picturesque village in Maidstone and contains a number of listed buildings. Previous filming which took place here, were productions for Black Mirror: Season 4 (2017) and Eastenders (2007).

Gravesend is on the southern bank of the River Thames and boasts a cast iron pier, promenade and high street as well as international rail links at the nearby Ebbsfleet International station. The Gravesend area has previously welcomed film productions such as Killing Eve (2018) and Doctor Strange (2017).

Series 5 will be released on Netflix on Wednesday 5th June 2019.

Links:

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

For more information on Black Mirror season 5 visit: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2085059/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

For more information on Harrietsham visit: https://www.visitmaidstone.com/things-to-do/countryside-and-villages/our-villages

For more information on Gravesend visit: http://www.visitgravesend.co.uk/

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/


Hetty Feather Series 5 (2019)

Hetty (Isabel Clifton) pictured smiling at something in the distance.

Isabel Clifton as Hetty in the Hetty Feather series ©BBC

 

Producer: David Collier
Starring: Isobel Clifton, Tabitha Byron, Rhianna Merralls,
Production Company: BBC
Kent Locations Used: Belmont House, The Historic Dockyard Chatham,

Nineteenth century hit children’s drama, based on the characters in Jacqueline Wilson’s novel, Hetty Feather, returns for its fifth series. The ten-part series focuses on the life of Hetty Feather (Isabel Clifton), an orphan, now in service with Lady Grenfell at Calendar Hall along with her fellow foundlings Gideon and Sheila. Aided by friends and thwarted by enemies, Hetty battles to win her freedom and finally find her real mother.

The series stars Isabel Clifton (The Dumping Ground), Tabitha Byron (Femi), and Rhianna Merralls (Carters Get Rich).

Hetty Feather is entirely filmed in Kent, where production visit the elegant 18th century Belmont House in Faversham, which featured as Calendar Hall.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham also features as various London locations and filming took place at the streets around the Ropery, Officers Terrace, Old Pay Office and the Tarred Yarn Store.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham lies on the River Medway and boasts a variety of Georgian and Victorian architecture, maritime environment, dry dock, cobbled streets, and industrial buildings. The Historic Dockyard Chatham continues to be a popular film location for Hetty Feather, as well as other previous productions such as Junk Rescue (2019) and Call the Midwife (2012-2018).

Hetty Feather aired on Monday 6th May 2019 and is available to view on BBC iPlayer.

 

 

Links:

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

For more information on Hetty Feather visit: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4670954/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt

For more information on Belmont House: http://www.belmont-house.org/

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/

 

 


Junk Rescue – Series 2 (2019)

Presenters Zoe Pocock and Danny Sebastian in Junk Rescue pictured sitting down together and smiling.

Presenters Zoe Pocock and Danny Sebastian in Junk Rescue ©Muck N Brass

 

Starring: Zoe Pocock and Danny Sebastian

Production Company: Hello Halo

Kent Locations Used: The Historic Dockyard Chatham

CBeebies Junk Rescue is back! The series shows how the things we throw away can be turned into something useful, through combining traditional crafts and creative child-led makes.

The Kent episode Frayed Yarn, involves Danny, Zoe, and their Junkyard Helpers finding some frayed yarn in the junkyard. Zoe and the helpers then make something out of sewing leftovers.

The series stars presenters Zoe Pocock (Horrid Henry: The Movie) and Danny Sebastian (Bargain Hunt).

The Frayed Yarn episode was filmed in the Ropery at The Historic Dockyard Chatham.

Set on the River Medway, The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a popular film location. It offers Georgian and Victorian architecture, maritime environment, dry dock, cobbled streets, and industrial buildings. The Dockyard has previously featured in TV productions such as the Hetty Feather series (2015-2018).

Junk Rescue can be seen on CBeebies on Monday 27th May 2019 at 4.10pm and episodes will air daily till Friday 31st May 2019, ending with the Kent episode.

 

Links:

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

For more information on Junk Rescue visit: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8581474/

For more information on The Historic Dockyard Chatham: https://thedockyard.co.uk/

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/