Lights, camera... Action!
Sudbury-based film company Martello Films Ltd has recently been filming it’s latest movie in Sudbury’s Quay Theatre.
Company founder Michael Munn, from Acton, set up the company three years ago and started filming feature length films last year.
Mr Munn, who also directs and produces the films, said: “It’s been a hectic year making four films for release on DVD and Blu-ray, and we hope in the next year or two to have them aired on television.
“Our second film ‘Demons’ has just been released, and I am just finishing post production on our third, ‘The Haunting of Maria Marten’ for release in October.
“I hope this will be of local interest as it is the first film to attempt to tell accurately the story of Maria Marten’s murder in the Red Barn in Polstead in 1827.
“We have added a ghost story to it which is based on an account by ghost hunter R. Thurtson Hopkins about what allegedly happened to William Corder’s skull.
“Our fourth film is called ‘Fight the Eternal Evil’, a mix of ‘Spooks and ‘The X-Files’.”
Filming recently took place in Sudbury’s Quay Theatre with Mr Munn saying: “I have made Sudbury an important backdrop to the story, including filming at the Quay Theatre where the climatic scene takes place.”
Martello Films uses predominantly local actors who get a share of profits from the films they appear in.