AN EXECUTIVE producer from Seattle, USA, dropped in when a Redditch film company was shooting scenes in Bromsgrove for an upcoming horror movie.
Big Frog Films was busy working on Penny for the Guy which started out as an 18 minute short when Gil Ponce turned up.
Gil, founder of filmmakers tool suite Cinelaya, has funded the process to turn it into it into a full length feature.
He flew in from Seattle for the week to join the team on set and to lend a helping hand.
Last Sunday saw an all-day and evening shoot at Stoke Prior where they filmed scenes set in the late 1800s that were centred around a Romany travellers camp.
Although the film is set in present day Redditch, writer, producer and star of the film Carla Buckley remains tight-lipped about the scene itself.
“Being able to expand the short into a full length film has enabled me to be really creative with the story and we’ve had so much help and support from our wonderful crew and amazing actors.
“The Romany traveller scene forms part of a flashback moment in the film which helps tell the story of my character Imelda.
“I shall say no more than that.”
On Wednesday Big Frog was in Redditch town centre filming some present day scenes.
These featured local actress and writer Brooke Venables and fellow writer, actor (and one third of Big Frog Films) – Mark Wallace, whose character is described as rather ‘unsavoury’.
Filming on Penny for the Guy is due to finish later this year with a release date sometime in 2018.