Wortham film maker is bringing real star quality to Norwich

Jez Lewis with director Alison Rose and Roger Griffen

Jez Lewis with director Alison Rose and Roger Griffen - Credit: Archant

A film-maker is bringing the wonders of the universe and the power of enduring friendship to Norwich.

Jez Lewis, from north Suffolk, is the executive producer of the documentary Star Men, which will be shown at Cinema City on February 1.

The film centres on an American road trip made by four leading astronomers from Britain and celebrates 50 years of friendship as they discuss their scientific discoveries, visit old stomping grounds and recount their work in America.

Written and directed by Canadian Alison Rose, the film features Roger Griffin, who developed a spectrometer used to hunt planets, and Donald Lynden-Bell, who calculated the biggest objects in the universe were discs of gas around black holes.

The other astronomers are Nick Woolf, who pioneered adaptive optics for telescopes, and Wallace Sargent, who discovered observational proof of the Big Bang.

Mr Lewis, 49, who runs Bungalow Town Productions with Rachel Drexler from their home at Wortham, near Diss, is set to introduce the film at the Norwich screening.

He acted as a mentor to the director and helped market and distribute the film, which was shot in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah and began its UK cinema run in November.

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Mr Lewis, who directed the 2013 Holt-based documentary Living With Poverty: Country Kids, said: 'Star Men is a reflection on life.'

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