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Now it’s YOUR chance to star in gangster film

Graham Parrington in character for his role in gangster fiml Playing With Fire, being shot in Blackpool. Pictures taken by Dark Dude.

Graham Parrington in character for his role in gangster fiml Playing With Fire, being shot in Blackpool. Pictures taken by Dark Dude.

The producers of a gangster movie inspired by classic film The Godfather have made an offer they hope fans will not be able to refuse.

The independent movie, being filmed in Blackpool, got off the ground following a crowd-funding exercise offering a credit to anyone who put up some of the money.

But now the directors behind Playing With Fire are offering the chance to appear as an extra in the film to people who help them raise the last of the cash they need to help them bring their vision to the big screen.

A few scenes have already been shot but the final cast list has not been set in stone as Hambleton director 
Gaz Coward is still hopeful on signing up former Big Brother winner Pete Bennett to appear in the film.

He said: “He’s a maybe at the moment. He came to the script reading and went on the cast night out but he finds it hard to get here because he lives in Brighton.

“It’s a bit of a gangster film – think the Godfather set in the modern day – and we have got some professional actors coming to star in it.

“Because it’s a gangster film we thought we would need a really good setting for it – so we thought of Blackpool.

“But we want to do it without painting the town in a bad light.”

Despite a few last-minute hiccups the 27-year-old said preparations are going well and he is pleased with how the scenes they have shot so far have gone.

He and co-writer and producer Nicola Duckwarth had to make some late changes to the cast list but the pair are still confident their film will be a hit.

The pair have set up their own joint studio, Towerside Productions, for the movie, which recently won a Facebook competition to be named the most anticipated independent movie of the year.

Mr Coward added: “I’m over the moon with how things are going so far. We have shot a torture scene – it’s certainly not for the faint-hearted – and we have done a few shots for the final scene.

“The amount of interest we have had on Facebook is incredible.

“We hope it’s really going to go out there and push the boundaries. We are hoping it will get a big release - if it does it will be phenomenal.”

Filming will take place over the next six months.

 

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