Loughborough Turns Hollywood – Indie filmmakers Turn A East Midlands Town On Its Head
The city of Loughborough has had its share of unusual activity this September when Raya Films London returned. In its tow an international cast and crew arriving from New York, Thailand, Austria, and the Netherlands along with UK talent. Raya Films London first made waves with their first production also filmed in Loughborough. Their first offering received national and international attention in the industry and press.
Director James Smith and screenwriter Caroline Spence seem set on replicating the success of their debut feature Do Something, Jake. The zero-budget film has since won “Best Feature” award. It has also been picked up for global distribution by a US distributor this year and is now available to purchase on Amazon.com and WOWHD.co.uk.
On-set – Off-set
The film crew was spotted in various locations in and around Loughborough. This follows their successful crowdfunding campaign earlier this summer as their social media and website reveal. The cast also took the rare opportunity to explore the nearby areas such as Nottingham. A guest at the Victorian cave bar and restaurant Hand and Heart spotted two cast members. She reported: “I saw that New York actor Robert Roworth with his co-star Melanie Aumann tucked away enjoying a quiet meal and having friendly banter with the staff. It’s only by chance later that I figured out who they were when a random post appeared on my feed. They stood out as both are quite tall and striking.”
Raya Films Londons are currently filming Surveilled. James Smith wrote the much-anticipated horror thriller which he is now directing. The movie follows a young man (played by Gavin Gordon), who is convinced he has discovered the identity of a terrifying serial killer stalking his hometown of Clairmont. Updates and progress can be followed on https://surveilledmovie.com and www.rayafilms.com