AN INDEPENDENT film made in Dorset is 'coming home' as it gets a local premiere.
Children's adventure film Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? filmed in and around Freshwater Beach Holiday Park at Burton Bradstock with a local cast and crew, is to be shown at Dorset venues.
It is set to be screened in Bridport in May
The film, which received its world premiere at the London Film Festival back in October, also features Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright.
It tells the story of four children on a summer camp holiday who investigate the murder of the camp’s mascot, Nelson Nutmeg.
Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley in Harry Potter films, is the number one suspect.
The film was co-written and co-directed by Tim Clague and Danny Stack, both Dorset residents, who wanted to see a return of the classic kids’ adventure movie.
Tim Clague, a BAFTA-nominated writer, said they are delighted to get the film shown locally.
He said: “Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? is a contemporary story for today’s children, but it will remind mums and dads of the kind of films they watched as youngsters.
"It’s not been produced by the Hollywood machine, it has been crowd funded and supported by people from around here and made as a real passion project.
"A lot of people say that they want to see more British movies for kids, but it never seems to happen. So we did it.”
Danny Stack said: “We’ve been receiving rave reviews from our festival screenings, which is really gratifying. But we’ve always said it’s a kids’ film, for kids, with kids in the lead roles.
"So to get it shown to a proper audience in the cinema is exciting. This is the kind of film that families are crying out for.”
Freshwater Park Manager Scott Condliffe said: “All the staff are very excited that our park is the main location for the Nelson Nutmeg film."
"It's especially good to be involved in a project that is based in Dorset featuring local talent."
It will be shown at the Empire, Poole on Sunday, April 3 and Lighthouse on Saturday, April 23. It will be shown in Bridport in May, on a date to be confirmed.