Shipdham filmmakers to hold screening of work for volunteer actors and crew

Ryan Enever,(left, actor, writer and director, and Andy Turner, actor, director and producer of 3 Ta

Ryan Enever,(left, actor, writer and director, and Andy Turner, actor, director and producer of 3 Takes Productions, who are putting on a screening of their year's work for their volunteers. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Anyone in the acting business will tell you that the rewards for your hard graft are often poor.

But a fledgling Norfolk filmmaker is showing its appreciation for the volunteers and crew who have contributed towards its achievements by showing them the fruits of their labour in a special screening.

3 Takes Productions, based in Shipdham, makes short films in locations around Norfolk to 'raise the profile' of the county and its filmmakers.

Projects in the pipeline include a web series, due to be released later this year, a promotional film featuring cage fighter Alex Reid and Emmerdale actor Bhaskar Patel, and a pilot episode named The Guardian, which has featured on Mustard TV and ITV.

Actor, producer and director Andy Turner, who runs 3 Takes Productions with fellow triple thread Ryan Enever, has organised the screening for their staff in Saham Toney on Saturday, August 13.

'A lot of the stuff we have put on involves volunteers, local actors and crew, so it is a way of showcasing to them what they have helped to achieve in the last year,' said Mr Turner.

'Quite often you don't get the chance to see what you have done, especially if you have given your time for free. It is nice to be able to see the results.'

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Although all its staff are volunteers many are registered with Spotlight, a professional directory for actors and presenters, and both they and the production crew have film and television credits to their names.

The company has no dedicated budget and raises money for its projects through crowd-funding and organising film festivals.

Mr Turner said: 'It is a tough world. I work as well around doing this which is not easy, but we do what we can.

'We feel quite bright about the future. Looking at what we have achieved in the last year, to put that many productions out is an achievement in itself.

'Bearing in mind we don't have any funds and we are coordinating people's time and equipment, we have done really well.'

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