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Capturing war on film
A GROUP of young students are producing a film with scenes in Salisbury to mark the centenary of the First World War.
The film, Wait For Me, is a First World War drama created by 28 young filmmakers from the Arts University Bournemouth.
Two key parts of the film will be shot in Salisbury and in Downton, where the group will be constructing a trench for a frontline scene.
Production designer Georgia Charter, a former South Wilts School student, said: “This scale of set construction has never been attempted by film students at our university before so we’re very excited and anxious it all goes well.”
The ambitious project will also see them build an entire Edwardian house set in a studio in Bournemouth.
Wait For Me follows the parents of a young soldier to show the value of the family bond.
Although it is fictional, the film aims to portray the reallife struggle of many families during the war.
The students hope it will inspire people to find out more about their own family history and the First World War.
The film is the culmination of three years of hard work and study and the group hopes it will secure them a place in the professional film industry.
Collectively, the crew are members of the Imperial War Museum’s First World War Centenary Partnership and they hope their film will be shown at various events, including the museum’s film festival, and in the Salisbury and Bournemouth areas.
The students have been fundraising to support the project and they are also appealing for donations through crowd funding site Indiegogo.
Anyone who donates will receive a reward in return, ranging from signed copies of the script, photographs and copies of the film, to tickets to the film’s première at the British Film Institute in July.
To donate, visit indiegogo.
com/projects/wait-for-me before March 2.
To follow the film’s progress, visit facebook.com/waitforme film or search @waitformefilm on Twitter.