A still from Aspects of Chilham
A documentary about a famous Kent landmark has been chosen to feature in the fifth Swale Film Festival.
The 30-minute piece, entitled Aspects of Chilham, is about the village between Ashford and Canterbury and its famous castle.
It was written by Michael Peters, of Sittingbourne, an expert on the building, who narrates and stars in the film.
Photo animation is supplied by Sittingbourne historian Colin Harvey, who is also the editor and put the finishing touches to the project.
Husband and wife Denis and Kathleen Ratcliffe, who live near Chilham, and their friend Alan Baker produced and directed the documentary together.
Mr Harvey said: “It deals with the changes in the village of Chilham, which is a beautiful little place from its inception and, of course, its most famous landmark which is the castle itself.
“It shows all the changes at the place over 400 years and names and shows all the various owners of the place.”
The picture, which began two-and-a-half years ago, will have its premiere during the Swale Film Festival on Friday, September 6, at the Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, at 5pm.
The showcase is being partly sponsored by the KM Group.
A short film will be shown shortly after and then things get scary with a horror night from 6pm, featuring The Hollow and Airbourne.
The next day Ray Cooney’s cinematic adaptation of his own West End play Run For Your Wife will be showing at the Avenue Theatre at 7.30pm.
One of the producers, Vicki Michelle, who was an actress in ’Allo ’Allo, will be there to discuss the film.
UK comedy Wide Blue Yonder, starring Brian Cox, will round off the screenings on Sunday, September 8 at 7.45pm, at the same venue.
American drama Ginger and Rosa, which features a yachting scene shot in Queenborough harbour, will be shown at Blue Town Heritage Centre, High Street, Blue Town, on Thursday, September 5 at 7.30pm.
On the Sunday, the winners of the Kent Film Awards, a short film competition running alongside the festival, will be announced at Creek Creative, Abbey Street, Faversham.
- Visits www.swalefilmfestival.org.uk. There is still time to enter the Kent Film Awards. Go to www.kentfilmawards.org.uk