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Midlands Spotlight - As The Sun Rises

By midlandsmovies, Jan 29 2018 09:55AM



Nottingham writer director James Postlethwaite is soon to launch his new film, As The Sun Rises, a relationship drama that covers LGBTQ issues with a sensitive and passionate approach. Midlands Movies Mike finds out more about this gripping new film.


Getting into the industry at the tender age of 16, James Postlethwaite has trained and worked on some of Britain's most prestigious and well-known programmes including Coronation Street and The Graham Norton Show. Having also directed films and documentaries in Los Angeles, he returns to the region for his new project.


As The Sun Rises follows a man called Andy who is in a loveless relationship with his partner, Emma, but who has known he was gay from a very early age. Spending most of his life masking his emotions and living a lie, the film shows Andy's struggles to be honest about his sexuality to the people he loves the most.


The film’s pre-launch campaign has gone live and the makers are offering fans the chance to win one of five £50 Amazon vouchers just for signing up with their email address and sharing the post on their own social media. Click here for the first offer full details.


Tackling their fundraising with gusto, the filmmakers will then run an IndieGoGo campaign from 9th March seeking to raise a budget of £25,000.



James is supported by a talented crew including Oli Braybrook who is a producer based in Nottingham. Oli is most known for producing the films Lucidity and The Keys to It All along with three episodes of the television pilot, Print.


Laura Gallop joins the production as director of photography whose strong belief is that cinematography “should compliment the story and should add to the project on an unconscious level rather than overpower it”.


Christian Smith will compose the film's score and the Hampshire born pianist already enjoys several credits to his name including a portfolio of clients - from his music appearing on O2 adverts to scoring several other low budget films.




Also on board is a talented cast with many coming from the Midlands who also have a whole host of successful credits on shows such as Hollyoaks, EastEnders, Law and Order UK, Silk, Happy Valley, Doctors, Emmerdale and Shameless to name just a few.


Despite its micro-budget indie origins the film is hoping to tackle changing issues within the film industry from raising the profile of marginalised groups as well as improving female cast and crew figures.


For more information about the production check out the ongoing updates at the official website: www.asthesunrisesfilm.co.uk


Midlands Movies Mike



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