Harrogate indie film’s X Factor boost

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tis Film-maker Timothy Reynard. 110127M3a.

By Graham Chalmers

An independent Harrogate film company is embarking on a Kickstarter campaign to raise further funds after a former X Factor finalist joined the cast of their new film.

DeCantillon Films, which was founded in 2005 by former Harrogate Odeon staff member and film director Timothy Reynard, has recruited Dan Ferrari-Lane for the lead role in psychological thriller drama Let the Die Be Cast.

The ex-member of District 3, who narrowly lost out to Union J in a sing-off, plays lead character, The Younger Brother in an original story by Timothy Reynard and screenwriter Oliver Welsh.

The movie will be shot in Cabo de Gata, Spain and North Yorkshire this summer under the guidance of producer Alistair Hall, who works at the Harrogate Odeon.

The third feature film by Reynard, who now lives in Oxford, Let the Die Be Cast is a particularly ambition project. But facing challenges is nothing new to Reynard who was once described by late movie legend Ken Russell in The Times as as “the future of film.”

To find out how to support the project and win perks such as a visit to the set in Spain, visit www.kickstarter.com or www.decantillonfilms.com