Fancy taking part in Great Yarmouth drama series on issues facing its people?

Steven Farrell is making Our Town in Great Yarmouth.
Picture: Dale Wordley

Steven Farrell is making Our Town in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Dale Wordley - Credit: Archant

Great Yarmouth is to provide the backdrop for a gritty new drama series featuring people in the town.

Film-maker Steve Farrell is writing a six-episode mini-series called Our Town, which will focus on issues affecting every day people in the borough.

Now, he is calling on members of the public to get involved with the project, as cast members, extras and to help make his vision a reality.

Mr Farrell, 33, said: 'It's an idea I have had for quite a while now. I wanted to focus on a number of social issues people in Great Yarmouth deal with, and the lifestyle of the town.

'I moved to the town from Newcastle seven years ago and haven't really looked back - I've always had a thing about the seaside and really love this town.'


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Mr Farrell has already written two of the scripts and is working on putting together the remainder of the episodes, each of which will last between 15 and 20 minutes.

He added: 'I believe Great Yarmouth has such a nice backdrop which is why I am so keen to film on location - the town has a lot to offer.

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'I'm trying to make the scripts about real issues people are faced with in the town, whether they are young people or old, and while it is an ambitious project, there is already quite a lot of buzz about it.'

Mr Farrell has already enlisted the help of a number of charities and organisations around the town, including the Bread Kitchen, the Anchorage Trust and East Coast College.

It is also a project which is being supported by a several people in the community, including Mike Smith-Clare, who recently ran in the general election for the Labour Party, Maggie Parker, Jenny Barth, Christina Horne and Sandy Griffiths.

'The aim of the project is to bring the community together to create something the town can really be proud of,' Mr Farrell added, who is hoping to film the series in July and August, using locations such as the seafront and dunes.

Once completed, the episodes will be streamed online, though he also hopes to hold a premiere at St George's Theatre.

Those wanting to take part in the Our Town project, can contact Mr Farrell on lordstevewilliamfarrell@hotmail.com

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