Film-makers head to the countryside

Sinema: The Movie is being filmed in the North East.

Sinema: The Movie is being filmed in the North East.

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Cameras are set to roll across Northumberland as a new horror movie is filmed.

Sinema: The Movie will be shot exclusively in the North East and many cast members are from the region.

As the book is set in Northumberland, it made sense to film in the local area.

Rod Glenn, writer and actor

The film is the brainchild of Newcastle writer Rod Glenn, based on his best-selling novel Sinema: The Northumberland Massacre.

It tells of a newcomer to a village who claims to be a novelist researching a crime thriller about a serial killer, but as a snowstorm traps the residents he is revealed as a monster intent on slaying them.

Mr Glenn, who will play the lead role of Han Whitman, said: “As the book is set in Northumberland, it made sense to film in the local area.

“Seeing the book come to life has been a dream come true. Many of the featured locations are exactly as I imagined them whilst writing.

“The film involves a huge cast, multiple locations and a gripping snowstorm finale. It has the potential to be the largest independent feature film the North East has ever seen.”

It will be directed by Kev Harte, from AbandonHope Films, who has produced many films, including The Sceptic, which featured at film festivals and premiered on horror channel Crypt TV. It is produced by Glen Harris and stars Nicolas Vince, of Hellraiser, and Eileen Day, of Life. Love. Regret.