A new film phenomenon could be emerging from Bury St Edmunds as young film maker James Nash launches his first mini series on the web, The Grimwood Diaries.
James, 17, a student at King Edward V1 School in Bury, has written and created the 10 part film, due to go live on Youtube tonight, which tells the story of Eliza Grimwood,a young teen who is different.
A-level student James from Hartest had been developing the story of Eliza for some years and realised that instead of writing a book her story would emerge in film.
Using the talents of fellow members of the stage school LMA - Lights Music Action - James has created 10 15-minute episodes which tell of Eliza’s story when her brother goes missing.
The musical score has been written and recorded by fellow student Oscar Elmon, 16, and the leading role is played by Annabelle Haworth, 17.
James said: I’ve always been fascinated by creating for film and TV and have always loved writihg, story telling and creating characters.
“A couple of years ago this began as an idea to develop the character of Eliza Grimwood and as the story developed I realised it would look better on film.
“I attend LMA and know a lot of talented people there so I grabbed the opportunity to ask them to take part and the cast have been amazing.”.
Some of the filming has been done in Bradfield Woods while another episode was filmed in London.
“I suppose it’s a fantasy drama but the real thing is this is a story about a girl who is different. I think it’s accessible to a lot of people who may feel different and I think it relates very well to a teenage audience,” added James.