Published: 00:00, 08 May 2008
Colourful characters flocked to take part in a film being shot locally.
They came forward to be extras following an appeal in our Faversham News newspaper.
Film-maker Ben Pullen, from Faversham, is producing Wayfaring Stranger, which shot scenes in the Old Neptune pub at Whitstable.
Mr Pullen, 35, said: “We didn’t choose people who were too pretty or too handsome, too young or too old but people who looked as though they had done some living.
“There were plenty of colourful characters and we are very grateful for the publicity.”
The film was written by Billy McKinnon, whose previous work includes Hideous Kinky starring Kate Winslet, and directed by Rick West, who worked on horror movie Corpse, a film produced by Mr Pullen.
It centres on a young man who is released from a young offenders’ institution and goes on the road with his father, a gigging blues singer.
The son humiliates his father on stage when he criticises him for being a bad parent.
In addition to the Whitstable scenes, filming also took place at Chatham Historical Dockyards, Rochester, the Sheppey Bridge and on the Thanet Way.
It must be delivered to the UK Film Council by August but Mr Pullen said it was up to them what happens next.
“There are film festivals, TV or the Internet, the film council will decide what to do,” he said.