This lavishly produced (self financed budget) high end period drama 6 part series is still in production despite Covid trying its best to hinder production. .
Over the past 8 months since lockdown was implemented. We used the time on our hands wisely. Rescheduling shoots that were put back 6 - 8 months was a high priority. But the silver lining too this was that this lockdown gave us the luxury of time (something thats not often afforded to a tightly scheduled production) allowing us to sit back, reflect, rethink, rework, rewrite and reshoot the weaker parts of the script to match the quality of the rest of the scenes.
Realising from very early on in the lockdown period that Covid would play a major part in totally disrupting the entertainment industry - in a way that the average layman couldn't perceive, TV itself was predicted to become king! it was decided at that time to grab the silver lining with both hands and format Lucy's story into a 6 part (6 hours) serialised period drama series which we intend passing to agents to pitch and hopefully sell to the streaming services.
We haven't been resting on our laurels since the first lockdown, Some of us have trained to become Covid Management specialists which has allowed us time to work out how to bring large numbers of sa's on set. We have shot in Cumbria for eight days, have had two days shoots in Devon and have further shoots in London and Cornwall scheduled in over the next month. We are down to approx 6 - 7 days shoots till completion of this mammoth production, Which is being billed as THE biggest indie production to have come out of the South West region.
As a consequence of us reaching our inevitable end, sad times lie ahead, as a number of our actors will play their last roles over these next coming months. Despite this, we will always be film family.
I hate being in the spotlight for this film, its not my story, its Lucys, I'm simply the one who answered the calling and researched it. Which lead to this series coming into being..
I prefer to call myself an 'Accidental Director' as this is a trade I have fallen into in later life. No academic training, just a passion to make something happen from my time spent on set as a supporting actor in many a production that has given me a wonderful taste of what the industry holds.
The cast have miraculously come out of the woodwork and slid comfortably into their roles in this period drama, only two actors to date have been through the 'casting call' interview, they are Tamsin Ford and Leah Emma. both of whom are the leading actors of this film. Playing roles of 17 year old Maggie Crannie and 16 year old Lucy Sands.
Other main cast actors include: Olivia Maiden and Abby Sparrow - Playing the parts of 16 year old Jane Shannon and 15 year old Mary Lawson.Along with Alex Sicking - who came along in late 2019 to fulfil the role of Maynard Harrison.
Other key characters are plentiful in The Ballad of Lucy Sands.
They can be found featured in the Cast and Crew pages - click on the link below to find out more about these amazing actors.
In addition to the 90+ speaking cast who have enlisted their valuable time in the film, we have an amazing crew and hundreds of supporting actors who flocked to the production, through the help of many organisations and individuals we have met throughout the four counties we have shot the scenes in over locations in: Devon, Cornwall, Cumbria and London have brought in over 550 people
Justice For Lucy is coming 2021.
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