A BRENTOR community film production ‘Toil and Trouble’ saw its premier screening this month at the local village hall.
The film took two years to make and was written and produced by Brentor resident Dom Carnell — a keen amateur film maker.
‘Toil and Trouble’ follows the trials and tribulations of a village amateur dramatics society attempting to rehearse and perform a well-known Shakespeare play with a lead actor, played by Ed Davis, who begins to suspect that certain plot parallels are beginning to play out in his community life.
Most of the film was shot in and around Brentor with a local cast of 45 actors, whose ages range from six to over 80.
Members of the public were treated to a screening of the film earlier this month as well as a private screening for the cast members. There are no more screenings, but the film is due to be uploaded to YouTube.
Dom said: ‘I make films for a hobby and this is the second film produced by Brentor Film Productions. The previous one, The Visitation, was made in 2010.
‘Toil and Trouble was tremendously enjoyable to make and the screening provided a great way of bringing the community together to share the project as it came to full fruition.
‘As none of the cast quite knew how their scenes related to the whole film, the screening hopefully pulled all the narrative snippets together for those involved. They seemed to really enjoy it!’
One member of the audience commented: ‘The film had a great blend of Macbeth and present day scenes shot around Dartmoor.’
A link to an online version of the film has been posted on the village’s website. Visit www.brentorvillage.org.uk or watch below.