Film-making in Swansea proves to be a real scream
THINGS really will be going bump in the night in Swansea which is being used as the location for a series of new horror movies.
A remake of cult classic Night of the Living Dead, produced and co-written by the city's Andrew Jones, was filmed in Gower and in a farmhouse in Carmarthenshire.
It has been snapped up for UK distribution and will be screened during the Monster Mash horror festival in Margam Castle over the weekend of October 13-14.
Now Andrew's second film, Silent Night, Bloody Night: The Homecoming, which saw him reunited with co-writer and director James Plumb, has had its UK distribution picked up by 101 Films.
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Filming took place in Crofty and Parkmill with additional scenes filmed at St David's Hospital in Carmarthen and Llangeinor in Bridgend.
It's due for release on DVD, BluRay and on-demand later this year. But there's no time for rest for Andrew, who runs North Bank Entertainment.
He explained the Ogmore-based financier Independent Moving Pictures had been so impressed with the first two films it had commissioned four more.
"We start work with the first of them, The Amityville Asylum, in January," said Andrew, who is working with James Plumb again but will be taking over the directorial reins this time.
"It's going to be filmed mainly in Swansea but we also have some locations in mind in Carmarthen.
"What's great about the films we are doing is that they are low budget but they are still being bought by big companies.
"People are giving new Welsh talent a chance as their work is being seen nationally and internationally."