Photo: Zara Miller, In-camera presenter for 152@90

As if an historic land speed record car with its aerodynamic cowl and stunning blood red paintwork gleaming in the spotlight were not enough, even more glamour will be featured on-screen in Southport’s yet to be completed feature documentary.

With team planning and discussion sessions already in the can for behind the scenes insert sequences, filming of the 90 minute feature has already begun. Its unusual treatment though promises to bring the film alive, not just for automotive enthusiasts and interested historians but also for viewers with more general interests.

‘Although technically a documentary, there will be some dynamic action sequences in 152@90 and the film is being brought alive by a rather adventurous treatment’ said director Ian W Bennett MBKS . With an actress in-camera presenter, that treatment brings a touch of up-market glamour reminiscent of a Fiona Bruce led Antiques Roadshow programme combined with the high-energy style of a David Coultard or Martin Brundle F1 pit lane dash.

The analogies are entirely appropriate. Actress Zara Miller, already known for her classy role in the award winning Tariro feature film, brings a fine touch of class and glamour to the film overall, while the classic car show and cavalcade sequences will be brought alive for non-autos enthusiasts by the energetic pit-lane treatment.

Wirral based Zara Miller played a key role in Tariro and has featured in TV advertisements including for for Rimmel, Myla, Boots, Compeed, Nokia, Iceland, and National Experess.

ots-meetingPhotoBriefing during filming. L to R: Peter Cowley, Martyn Griffiths, Ian W Bennett MBKS (Director)

Filming of behind-the-scenes preparation and planning began last Friday when local historians and experts came together at a meeting where they discussed plans for Southport Festival of Speed. And if that sounds stuffy and boring then you would be wrong!

‘The topics that arose and how they will be addressed were fascinating. Southport Festival of Speed is promising to be a fantastic week of activities clothed in Southport’s rich automotive history and we are looking forward to capturing that on film.’

Look out for the team as more sequences are shot on location in Birkdale this coming Friday and Ainsdale in early February.


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