Romford actor celebrates film success

HE MAY not be in line for an Oscar or a Bafta quite yet, but one Romford actor is celebrating his own bit of success in the world of film.

Aaron White, who lives in Gidea Park, plays one of the four main characters in Zebra Crossing, an independent film set in south London.

The film, which won the Audience Award at the Raindance Film Festival and the Golden Ticket for best in festival at SOCAL Film Festival in California, has just been released on DVD and was last week among the top 30 best-selling DVDs in both Asda and Sainsbury’s.

Aaron said: “It feels great to see the DVD of your film when you walk into a shop, and I’ve been getting a lot of good feedback.

“It’s great that the critics love it, but with the DVD you’ve got normal people who just like to watch films, and not professional critics, telling you they like your work and that’s great.”

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The 26-year-old plays Sean, one of four friends growing up on a depressing council estate. The production was filmed in the Elephant and Castle area, and the location helped the actors get into character.

Aaron said: “We had a six week shoot and every morning you would go to the location and walk past the huge grey concrete blocks. It really helped get me into the character’s world.

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“This isn’t a light film, it’s quite gritty and dark, and although my character provides some of the comic relief in the film he does have his serious moments.”

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