Ghostly goings on filmed

There are spooky happenings in a village this week as cameras roll for a new film, The Ghost Walker.

The ten minute short, made for just twenty pounds, was written and produced by Holwell resident, Janette Innes and is being shot in the village.

Janette, who also wrote the screenplay for the film, said the story is based on two rival ghost tour guides.

“One who has been taking ghost tours for years and a younger man who comes and competes with him on the same patch. This leads to conflict, comedy and a twist at the end.”

She added: “I have been writing screenplays for the past nine years but this is my first film. It is amazing what you can achieve if you use your initiative, are friendly and polite.”

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This approach enabled her to cast Hitchin actors Tony Phillips, stepfather of Jonathan Ross, and Lily Norman, Barry Norman’s great niece, as well as permission to use St Peter’s Church and The Fox pub in Holwell as locations.

The film is due to be released at the end of September and Janette is in negotiation for it to be screened locally to be presented to industry professionals including BAFTA.

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Janette hopes this will create interest for her next project - a full-length film about the 18th century villain Dick Turpin, called Turpin: Legend of a Highwayman.

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