Good to see a trailer for The Haunted Hotel is on YouTube and that the movie is being shown at film festivals.
It consists of eight ghostly stories down the decades all filmed at the old White Horse Hotel in Ipswich, Suffolk.
My story was 'Room 27b' about a young couple in the 1950s with echoes back to WWII airbases. It was great fun to work on and a great team.
There's more on Facebook.
June 2017 - EDP Norfolk
'50 Years on From the Summer of Love'
The Hippie Counter Culture in East Anglia
I really enjoyed researching this article and meeting up with people who were young and hip in Norwich in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
More on the Haunted Hotel project coming up soon. Filming goes ahead on the little ghost story ' Room 27b' early in July.
Meanwhile, I'm preparing a paper for the SISJAC Conference on The Western Merchants in East Asia in the nineteenth century to be held at the Sainsbury Institute, Norwich on June 22-23. I'm really looking forward to meeting historians who specialise in this area.
Sunday April 2, Matthew McGuchan for Film Suffolk welcomed writers, directors and crew of 8 ghost stories to the Old White Horse Hotel in Ipswich where the segments will be filmed in May/June this year.
It was great to meet everyone and get an idea of the character of the dilapidated former coaching inn and which rooms and areas can be used.
My story invokes the WW2 bombing raids on Ipswich and post-war social changes.
The picture is a view from top floor window – like a proscenium arch on the dramas to come.
See the Haunted Hotel Film Project Facebook page here. To find out more about the project and make a donation click here.
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