Film crews and cast descended upon the valley of Calderdale to prove that CALLYWOOD is the A-list choice for small screen producers.
Several production companies chose to depict our regions’ backdrop of rolling hills against the forefront of prominent industrial millls and factories along with Halifax’s oldest running nightclub in their dramas.
The sky’s the limit for the Acapulco nightclub, Halifax. The club was a chosen set location for the new SkyLiving drama The Last Witch; written by local screenwriter Sally Wainwright and starring actress Anne Reid (Coronation Street, Last Tango In Halifax) and Katherine Kelly (Coronation Street, Mr Selfridge). This one hour drama special is an eerie and supernatural tale of revenge.
Nightclub owner Simon Jackson sent in pictures to the Courier of SkyLiving crews filming a nightclub party scene in the Acapulco with more than 200 extras.
Simon Jackson said: “Mainly, all local people took part in the film based in and around Halifax which will be aired in Spring 2014 - watch out for the locals going loco down at the Acapulco.”
A new Film4 production Catch Me Daddy was spotted filming on the moors. The drama, which is due to be aired in 2014, tells the story of an Asian girl on the run from her family. She is hiding out in the “bad lands of West Yorskshire” when her brother arrives with a bounty on her head; resulting in the female protagonist facing the toughest night of her life.
Crews have been parking up at the Delvers pub, Wainstalls.
Pub landlord Terry Pinder said: “Film crews arrived on Sunday. It’s been a bit chaotic and if they hadn’t parked here I dread to think what the congestion would ‘ve been like.
“They’re a good bunch of folks and customers.”
Film4 confirmed that they have been filming in Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, Mixenden, and Halifax, over the last month.
Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content has also chosen CALLYWOOD as its star location. It began filming the new thriller ‘71 starring Jack O’Connell (This is England, Skins) and tells the story of a young British soldier who is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets on Belfast in 1971. Shooting will take place in Yorkshire over the next eight weeks.
Pictured: Filming in the Acapulco; Landlord and Landlady of the Delvers Terry and Debbie Pinder; and the male star of ‘71 Jack O’Connell.