Lights, camera, action at summer film festival event

Local film makers Jim Lockey (left) and Dominic Somers are making a short film in Mexborough this summer.
Local film makers Jim Lockey (left) and Dominic Somers are making a short film in Mexborough this summer.

Actors, writers and make-up artists are being asked to get involved with a short film about a Doncaster town which will premier at summer festival.

Film maker Jim Lockey and artist Dominic Somers need volunteers to help make a short film about Mexborough to be shown in the town at a summer film festival which they hope will reignite a local love of films.

Dominic Somers, arts supporter for Mexborough said: “The reality is people have to travel to Doncaster or Meadowhall to watch a film. We’d like to give people the chance to see films on their doorstep again so we are organising a film festival in Mexborough this summer.”

“It’s not just about being in front of the camera – as well as volunteer actors, we’re looking for volunteers to work behind the camera too. We need everything from make-up artists to sound engineers. No experience is necessary, just be keen to get involved and be available for filming during mid-late July.”

Residents interested in being involved either in front of or behind the camera are being asked to come along to Mexborough Resource Centre on Dolcliffe Road Mexborough, S64 9AZ on Wednesday July 2 at 6.30pm to find out more.

Filming will take place during mid-late July.

Dominic said: “As well as welcoming people with no film making experience, we want to work with anyone from Doncaster who has film experience.”

To get involved please email Dominic at dsomers@thepoint.org.uk or visit http://rightupourstreet.org.uk/whats-on/mexborough-short-film-project. The Mexborough Short Film project is part of Right Up Our Street, which is all about Doncaster people choosing, making, seeing and sharing brilliant cultural ideas.