Gavin and Stacey actor makes lockdown short film in Cornwall

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Gavin and Stacey actor makes lockdown short film in Cornwall

Published at 11:43am 13th May 2020.

A short film made by an actor from Cornwall has been selected for two lockdown film festivals.

Jason Gregg, who played Eli Clemmow in Poldark and Gary in Gavin and Stacey, produced Closed Until Further Notice on no budget.

The 10-minute film was produced, directed and edited from Jason's house in Mount Hawke.

You can watch the final film below.

It was originally written for a BBC script competition called Interconnected based on lockdown.

The 4 chosen winners would get their scripts made into short films.

Jason's made it into the second round and made the top 8% of 6803 scripts.

"Sadly it didn't go any further in the competition.  So I decided to make it myself," said Jason.

He put a casting call out via social media and received over 200 emails for actors wanting to get involved.

The chosen actors all filmed themselves and sent him their footage.

"I pulled an all nighter to edit it all together. I needed to get it made as soon as possible whilst the subject matter was still current," said Jason.

"I am an actor by trade but these are very quiet times and there's no current trips to London for any auditions.

"It's the first time I have ever made a film in this way. It could have been a total disaster.

"I was pleasantly surprised how well it all went and how it came together.

"I am pleased to say it has been selected for 2 lockdown film festivals so far.

"It has been a welcome distraction whilst in lockdown to have a project to work on."

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