A GROUP of film-makers in Bournemouth have made a movie in response to the abolition of the UK Film Council.

Dorset-based digital agency Zeta and its sister company 99moves teamed up with professional and amateur film-makers to produce The Storm.

The film focuses on a young man desperate to show his own short film. It follows him as he traipses across the English countryside to the perfect screening spot and begins to build his own cinema screen.

You can help support the team’s efforts at 99moves.com.

The crew were a collection of past and present Bournemouth University students and professional film-makers from the area, all giving up their time and equipment for free.

The main location was donated by Durleston Hwead Country Park, who had also been affected by Arts Council cuts.

Rosie Box, producer of The Storm, said: “”Although losing the UK Film Council means the UK has lost a proportion of its identity in the global film industry, it doesn’t mean we have lost any of our talent or ambition. With The Storm we wanted to show our support for independent filmmakers and struggle they go through to gain recognition for their work.”

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