Can you help this Exmouth filmmaker find the perfect spooky Devon location?

PUBLISHED: 15:10 27 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:30 27 June 2018

Image taken on the set of Surveyor. Picture by Alasdair McCombe.

Image taken on the set of Surveyor. Picture by Alasdair McCombe.

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An Exmouth filmmaker is on the hunt for an atmospheric Devon location for his spooky new short – and would like to hear your ideas.

Image taken on the set of Surveyor. Picture by Alasdair McCombe.Image taken on the set of Surveyor. Picture by Alasdair McCombe.

Exmouth Community College teacher and founder of Meat Bingo Productions, John Panton, is looking for the perfect place to shoot the last in a series of three ghostly films,

The setting will form the stimulus for the new film’s script and John has laid out a number of criteria, which include that it must be in Devon.

He said: “The film would be written for that specific location and it needs to be £0 budget – but could work nicely as a way to publicise a particular place.

“There needs to be a historical context; the location would have benefitted the public in the past, but is now disused or repurposed.”

Line Signal was filmed on a former railway line, lost to beeching cuts and Surveyor was filmed at Poltimore House, a dilapidated mansion and former hospital.

John’s ‘zero budget’ film formula gives his pupils hard-to-come-by hands-on industry experience, while not deterring top TV talent from getting involved.

Alex Winters, left, with Aidan Casey, on the set of Surveyor. Picture by Alasdair McCombe.Alex Winters, left, with Aidan Casey, on the set of Surveyor. Picture by Alasdair McCombe.

Previous appearances in his projects have included Mike Wozniak (C4’s Man Down), Alex Winters (CBeebies), Rebecca Front (Humans) and Matt Berry (The IT Crowd).

On whether we are likely to see any stars in the new film’s cast, John says it will depend on actors’ scheduling and availability.

But he added: “I’d love to be able to bring back some familiar faces from Line Signal and Surveyor, plus one or two new actors as well.”

Can you think of an Exmouth location, free to use and fit for a terrifying tale?

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