FILM-MAKERS are appealing for investors to finish off their Dorset ghost story which stars two actors from household name productions.

Former Grange Hill legend ‘Zammo’, otherwise known as Lee MacDonald, plays a teacher in the new film ‘Any Minute Now’.

And 22-year-old Mhairi Calvey, who was the child version of Mel Gibson’s sweetheart in the 1995 Oscar winner, Braveheart, is the female lead.

The team are more than halfway through filming but have spent almost the entire £4,500 raised so far.

A third star, Rohan Gotobed from Merley, near Wimborne, who played the young Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, could not complete his scenes due to logistical difficulties and will be replaced.

The film has been shot around Dorset and the New Forest. Ryan Spong, 18, from Trowbridge, plays a troubled young man with a dark secret.

On Wednesday they filmed at Hengisbury Head as the two young leads search for bones on the beach. They also filmed on Thursday at Boscombe’s Langtry Manor Hotel and on Friday in Fordingbridge.

The cast agreed the most memorable day was a graveyard scene in snow and temperatures of –3C during December at Godshill near Ringwood.

Co-producer Adi Kemp, 49, from Ringwood, said Lee McDonald had “absolutely nailed” playing the role of a teacher in scenes filmed at Southampton City College.

Mhairi was only five when she worked with Mel Gibson but remembered: “He was lovely, a really nice guy.”

She said of the new film: “It’s well scripted and completely different from anything I have done in the past.”

Pete Goddard, 26, from Alderholt, near Fordingbridge, is the director, and Arts University College at Bournemouth graduate Tim Parsons, 26, also from Alderholt, is a co-writer.