Joanna Scanlan in After Love (2021) © IMDb
Director: Aleem Khan
Starring: Joanna Scanlan, Nasser Memarzia, Nathalie Richard
Production Company: The Bureau
Kent Locations Used: The White Cliffs of Dover, Kingsdown, Port of Dover
After Love (2021) is a BFI funded film directed by Aleem Khan ( Three Brothers, Diana). It follows Mary Hussain played by Joanna Scanlan ( The Larkins (2021), Dracula (2020)) in the wake of her husband Ahmed’s ( Nasser Memarzia, Knightfall, The Honourable Woman (2014)) unexpected death. She leaves her hometown of Dover behind to cross the channel to Calais where she hopes to uncover secrets in her husband’s past.
The film also stars
Nathalie Richard ( Never Let Me Go, Caché) and focuses on the beauty of cultural differences and the effects of physical distance on people’s relationships.
The White Cliffs of Dover whilst filming, as well as a private residence in Kingsdown, near Dover which doubles as Mary’s home. One scene was filmed showing Mary boarding a ferry at the Port of Dover, as she travels to the Continent.
The White Cliffs of Dover are an iconic landmark, affording spectacular views across the Channel. Dover is a popular film location which also boasts the historic Dover Castle. The White Cliffs of Dover have previously featured in Sherlock Holmes – A Game of Shadows (2011), On A Clear Day (2005) and Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965).
As the busiest passenger port in Europe,
The Port of Dover is a very sought-after filming location. Previous productions to film at the Port include Christopher Robin (2018) and Will (2011).
After Love was screened as part of the
BFI London Film Festival 2020 in October 2020.
After Love will be released in UK cinemas on Friday 4th June 2021.
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You Are Whole screenshot
Writer/ Director: Laura Spini
Starring: Fred Melamed
Kent Locations Used: Studd Hill, and Herne Bay Margate
Laura Spini’s directorial debut short,
is a dark comedy, following Norman Pugg (played by Hollywood actor Fred Melamed), a spiritual teacher visiting houses in a small British sea-side town. He is soon mistaken for a serial killer, as he seems to leave a trail of deaths across the town. The short film was selected for the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Shortfest and the London Short Film Festival. You Are Whole,
Kent locations used are both
and Herne Bay . Margate
is a coastal resort which is home to the world’s first free standing purpose built clock tower, and boasts a beautiful beach and seafront. Previous filming has taken place here for Herne Bay (2016), Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman (2014 and 2016) and Boomers (1973). Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em
is a seaside town complete with sandy beach, harbour, amusement park, period housing and ultra-modern art gallery Margate . Previous filming here includes Turner Contemporary (2016), The Tunnel: Sabotage (2014), Coast (2014) and many more. Edge of Heaven
You Are Whole is available to view now: https://vimeo.com/118488026
For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map.