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Summer Rain

Synopsis

Romantic drama Summer Rain is "100% pure Brighton", in the words of co-producer Stephen Salter. Director Jonathan Glendening was keen to make a feature in and about his home town, which the film-makers describe as "Britain's sexy and funky coastal capital".



The film certainly makes the most of local talent and resources. Two of the lead actors are from Brighton, the soundtrack exploits the cream of the town's music scene, and importantly, says Salter, the funding was put together by local tax specialists who



brought in local businesses as investors.



Glendening, who has made several award-winning shorts and worked on The Madness Of King George and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, wanted his debut feature to be dramatic. "You don't get very many films like that aimed at a young audience," says Salter, who first worked with Glendening on his short The Perfect Murder, which has been incorporated into a horror anthology feature, Virtual Terror.



Glendening and co-writer Chris Rieley drew on their own experiences of Brighton life for the script, which focuses on the tangled love lives and ambitions of three Brighton girls, Michelle, Vicky and Becky. All are on the verge of their twenties and starting to decide where their lives are leading.



Production designer Atlanta Cook and DoP Peter Wignall, who was camera operator on Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, worked together to give the film a vibrant, colourful look that captures the energy of the town.

Details

Year
2000
Type of film
Features
Director
Jonathan Glendening
Dir
Jonathan Glendening.
Prod
Jonathan Glendening.
Co-prods
Stephen Salter, Ian Brady.
Scr
Glendening, Chris Rieley.
DoP
Peter Wignall.
Prod des
Atlanta Cook.
Ed
Iain Mitchell.
Music supervisor
Brian Gray.
Main cast
Clea Smith, Lara Clancy, Catherine Sampson, Paul Vaughn Evans, Charlie Watts.
Budget
£1m.
Funding
Private sources.

Genre

Sales
Company

Chrysalis Distribution
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