New film on Norfolk coast needs extras

Coastline around Norfolk is set yet again to be the backdrop to another film this weekend. And producers of the new Film4 backed film, written by the author of Channel 4s teenage drama Skins, are on the hunt for extras for one of the main scenes of the what will be called Scouting Book for Boys, being filmed tomorrow.

Coastline around Norfolk is set yet again to be the backdrop to another film this weekend.

And producers of the new Film4 backed film, written by the author of Channel 4s teenage drama Skins, are on the hunt for extras for one of the main scenes of the what will be called Scouting Book for Boys, being filmed on Saturday.

It is billed as a coming of age tale following a young boy called David who lives like brother and sister with his friend Emily on a caravan park near Yarmouth.

They spend their days walking down water slides and jumping between caravan roofs, but when she goes missing David's life changes in ways he would not have imagined.


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It was written by Jack Thorne, has been described as a dark tale of obsessive first love and is to star rising young actor Thomas Turgoose, soon to appear in controversial “hoodie horror” Eden Lake, which opens in UK cinemas on September 12.

Filming by Celador films, who created Oscar nominated Dirty pretty Things, starts on Saturday in the Holkham Beach area.

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After that it will work its way around the Norfolk coast from Hunstanton to Lowestoft, with the Holkham filming day being a major scene in the film.

There will also be filming at a number of locations in Yarmouth, as well as in studios.

Prior to then casting directors have been finalising the supporting cast, which so far includes roles for Susan Lynch, who was in Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Enduring Love, and newcomer Holliday Grainger.

Producers Christian Colson and Ivana Mackinnon said: “We're delighted to be working once again with our old friends at Film4 and Pathe, and to be partnering for the first time with Screen East.

“We're thrilled to be bringing this poignant and compelling story to the big screen.”

Film4's Peter Carlton said: “Film4 is delighted to be backing this feature with young British talent we've supported from the beginning - Thomas in This Is England and Jack through writing for Skins.

“A deceptively simple tale of lost teenagers, Scouting Book is an urgent and telling portrait, which will resonate with audiences everywhere.”

t This weekend producers are in need of extras to film the search for the missing Emily. They say no acting experience is needed and casual summer clothes should be worn.

To apply, they ask for a recent photo of yourself along with your contact details, date of birth, clothing sizes and whether you have your own transport.

Email the details to: scoutingforextras@googlemail.com

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