We have always been pretty lucky here in this, small sea side town! In Essex,
Maldon has been part of a number of films with big names like Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, and BAFTA award winner Jude Law to name a couple!
Well it’s time to add a few more names to the list ! Apply tv is currently filming for a six part Victorian drama, based on the novel by Sarah Perry..
This drama will be staring male lead and avengers actor Tom Hiddleston and female lead Claire Danes who’s stared in homelands and Baz Luhrmanns, Romeo and Juliet
The film / set building crew landed on the quayside of Maldon and set to work transforming it into something extra amazing! It’s like a step back in time! Victorian time ! So many props and they really do set the scene..
It’s taken them under a week to make this quayside into the perfect Victorian set! The team building this set honestly are amazing, they all seem to know who, what and where they need to be moving around the set placing props and build up a visual story with out even having the actors /actresses on set.
It’s amazing ! And it’s right on our doorstep!
So today I was lucky enough to get on set and get some images ! While also getting to see a preview what’s to come! This also documents some of what will become a part of Maldon’s history.. as photographers this should always be a big part of what we do! We need to take images of what’s happening around us, not just our chosen style of photography..
We need to document the world, to show those who follow us in years to come our history! Like many have before us!
I’ve never been on film set before, even though I’ve been lucky enough to meet a few great actors and actresses over the years! And I’ve always had a thing for film/ stage, ever since I was part of the school stage team! Creating lighting and sets for the big school productions !
So this was a buzz for me! It’s not every day we get to do something like this!
So who’s ready to see a few images?
I’m really happy to have got these ! And I’m super proud of them ! I hope that these tell a little bit of the story and as it’s said in Romeo and Juliet.. here we set the scene !
Please let me know what you think! It’s always amazing chatting to people and hope that you like these images !
Can’t wait to see what they do with this set and where the story line fits into the film.