Asvins (2023)

A distorted close-up image of Vasanth Ravi as Arjun. His face is split in half and he has a red glowing light silhouetting him. On the right hand side of the screen is written Asvins in red text.

Vasanth Ravi in Asvins (2023) © Victory Visuals

Director: Tarun Teja Mallareddy
Vasanth Ravi, Vimala Raman, Saras Menon, Muralidaran, Udhaya Deep, Simran Pareek
Production Company:
Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra, Vibgyor Vibe Media Services, Victory Visuals
Kent Locations Used:
Bedgebury Manor

Asvins (2023) is an Indian Tamil-language psychological horror film following a group of YouTubers investigating paranormal activity in a mansion in Kent. After accidentally unleashing a 1500-year-old evil entity, the group must fight to save their lives.

Directed by Tarun Teja Mallareddy, the film has a small cast of only 6 actors – Vasanth Ravi (Taramani, Jailer) as Arjun, Vimala Raman (Dam999, Oppam) as Aarthi Rajagopal, Saras Menon as Ritu, Muralidaran (Rocketry: The Nambi Effect) as Varun, Udhaya Deep as Rahul and Simran Pareek as Grace.

Most of the film was shot at Bedgebury Manor in Cranbrook, featuring as the haunted house the crew investigate.

Bedgebury Manor is a privately owned and partly restored former boarding school set in 200 acres of parkland in the Weald of Kent. There are many facilities including a gymnasium, offices, a study centre and accommodation block.

Asvins (2023) was released on Netflix on Friday 23rd June 2023.

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The Phantom of the Open (2021)

The Phantom of the Open movie poster featuring an actor as Maurice Flitford (Mark Rylance) lying down in centre frame wearing a red hat with a golf tea in his mouth. In the background supporting actress Sally Hawkins holds a flag and wears a green jacket. Other actors are standing behind her with a blue sky white cloud background.

The Phantom of the Open (2022) movie poster © IMDb

Writer: Simon Farnaby
Director: Craig Roberts
Starring: Mark Rylance, Sally Hawkins
Production Company: Baby Cow
Kent Locations Used: Bedgebury Manor, Littlestone Golf Club, The Historic Dockyard Chatham.

The Phantom of the Open (2021) is a feature film about Maurice Flitcroft, the fraudulent golfer who managed to con his way into several championship games in the 70’s despite not being able to swing a club.

Produced by Steve Coogan‘s company Baby Cow, the film was directed by Craig Roberts (Eternal Beauty, Just Jim), and stars Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall (2015), Bridge of Spies) as Maurice Flitcroft and Sally Hawkins (Tipping the Velvet (2002), The Shape of Water) as his wife Jean Flitcroft. The film is based on the book ‘The Phantom of the Open’ by Simon Farnaby and Scott Murray.

Production visited Kent to film at Bedgebury Manor, Littlestone Golf Club and The Historic Dockyard Chatham. Littlestone Golf Club features as the course where Maurice competes in the 1978 British Open Qualifying disguised as a Frenchman called Gerard Hoppy, and Anchor Wharf at The Historic Dockyard Chatham features throughout the film, doubling as Vickers Shipyard where Maurice and his son work. Bedgebury Manor was used as the interior of a hotel and a golf club, although unfortunately this doesn’t seem to have made the cut.

Bedgebury Manor is a former boarding school set in 200 acres of parkland in the Weald of Kent. There are many facilities available for filming including a theatre and gymnasium suitable for set building, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, cricket and football pitch. In 2007, Series 3 of Tittybangbang (2007) filmed at this location.

Littlestone Golf Club is a traditional links golf course on the Romney Marsh with views across the English Channel to France. The course sits on 300 acres of the Romney Marsh and is a site of special scientific interest for flora and fauna and location for the CL Junior Open 2021.

Set on the River Medway, The Historic Dockyard Chatham was once an active Royal Navy shipyard and is one of the most popular Kent filming locations. Recent productions to film at the Dockyard include The Nevers (2021), Bridgerton (2020) and The Crown Series 1 – 6 (2016-2023).

The Phantom of the Open was released in UK cinemas on Friday 18th March 2022.

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map.