A locally funded, filmed and produced mini series is getting premiered this month, and the trailer has just been placed online!
‘People in Places’, which was created by local filmmaker Rob Corcoran, is a trio of comedy episodes filmed in three locations across the town.
Rob Corcoran told us that idea behind the series came from his interest in creating a community film project.
“I wanted to combine amateurs actors with a professional crew to create a really interesting, educational and fun atmosphere,” explained Rob.
“To keep things as simple as possible I decided to write three scripts, literally about different people talking in different places. After a few drafts I settled on ‘The Smoking Area’, ‘The Bus Station’ and ‘The Salon’.
“We began working on our first episode ‘The Smoking Area’ together with a small professional crew including Marcin Orlowski and Joe Clifford.
“I held an open casting session in Undegun and eventually we shot the episode with 13 local actors at One to Five in town centre in late August.”
Rob told us he met with Leighton Cox (a local professional Director of Photography, and Wrexham.com’er when he is free!) around Easter last year and he agreed to help out.
The trailer, which was released this week, features some familiar areas in the area, including the bus station. Rob explained: ” ‘The Bus Station’ was trickier as I wanted to shut the building down to film. After months of working this out with the council we eventually shot the episode on November 12th late at night, with a slightly larger crew (including Glyndwr Students and security guards).
“To cover the extra costs of filming this episode, Offa Community Council supported the project with a small grant of £100.
“Finally I approached ‘A Touch of Class Salon’ in December last year about filming our final episode there. They agreed and in January we were finished.”
The episodes premiere at Undegun on Friday February 16th and ‘everyone is invited’. Tickets are £3 (available to purchase via this link, or on the door at 7.30pm.
All three episodes will be shown for the first time and there will be live performances from local artists.
Rob added: “I’m hoping to use what we’ve learned to create even more useful community film projects going forward.”
You can check out the trailer video below…