Romford actor directs movie with stars from Skins, Eastenders and Love Island
PUBLISHED: 12:00 17 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:01 17 April 2018
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A Romford actor has directed, written and starred in his first horror movie alongside stars from Skins, Coronation Street, Eastenders and even a Love Island contestant.
Joshua Whincup- who has previously appeared in drama’s including Beneath the Shadows and Romanian movie Terapie pentru crimã (Therapy for Murder) is set to release his first movie - 031 - in the summer.
The plot of 031 tells the tale of a female doctor who does everything in her power to contain an escaped patient, who she believes to be extremely dangerous.
The 24-year-old from Mawney Road, said that he has been working on the short film for over two years, and that 031 is a throwback to cult horror films from the 1980s, with hints of Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th and Halloween.
Josh is a big fan of these movies, and said that every good horror movie should be a little “tongue in cheek”.
He said: “I love horror movies from the 80s, I think they give people a chance to escape, and with everything that’s been going on in London recently with the gang culture and crime I think it is good way for people to escape and forget about what has been happening.
“Of course it isn’t the answer but it can help.
“The reason I directed this piece was to escape reality and if it can help even just one person then I think that is important.”
He said that the movie has been shot using ‘RED’ cameras and cinema standard equipment on a budget of more than £200,000.
The Romford actor said that a number of actors and TV stars have already been cast and are set to appear in his movie.
These include the daughter of cockney actor Danny Dyer - Dani Dyer - reality TV star Tyne Lexy Clarson - who people might remember from last year’s Love Island, and other actors who have starred in Eastenders, Coronation Street, British gangster movie - The Business and Porridge.
Ricky Grover, who played the the nephew of Albert Square’s famous nan Dot Cotton will star in the movie, along with Eddie Webber (The Business), Nathan Hector (Bluff) and Miriam Ahmed (Skins and Coronation Street).
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