Talented director films in Belper

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A RISING star of the directing world has shot scenes for his latest movie in Belper.

Neil Oseman, who was heralded as “The Spielberg of Hereford” by the Guardian newspaper, has been in the town filming his latest work Stop/Eject during the past week.

The film - a short fantasy drama about a young widow who uses a magic tape recorder to revist her past life with her husband - will be shown at film festivals across Britain this summer.

Co-producer,Sophie Black, said: “Last week, local residents may have seen a film crew inhabiting local areas such as Belper River Gardens and the Cemetery - this is because we were filming a short film, set entirely in the Peak District.

“Other places featured in the film were the basement of Belper’s East Mill, the wiers alongside there and at the back of Masson Mill. Local delicatessen Fresh Basil also leant us their bike for a pivotal scene in the film.”

Mr Oseman’s last film, The Dark Side of the Earth featured Benedict Cumberbatch -who played Peter Guillam in Academy Award nominated spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. The lead role in Stop/Eject is played by Georgina Sherrington, who played Mildred Hubble in hit 1990s TV Show The Worst Witch.