Celebrating the past, present & future of Britain's most easterly Town.

‘Life of Lowestoft’ was released at its world premiere on Tuesday 15th September.

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The original idea

Rebecca Osborne

The original idea to create this documentary was the brainchild of Joshua Freemantle, & was put forward to Phil Aves the Manager of Lowestoft Rising in March 2019.  

From then on, the project was adopted by Lowestoft Rising & production officialy started from June 2019!



Celebrating our history & heritage

We feature licensed British Pathe footage & photos from the Jack Rose Collection.

As well as archive footage and photos contributed by local avid photographers & filmmakers.


Phil Aves – Manager of Lowestoft Rising: “The concept of this Lowestoft Documentary is to capture some of this history and culture of our great Town and contrast that with the new and exciting developments that are now taking place here. Historically we have not captured the past well and we are in danger of not capturing the current changes as they happen. This documentary is being created and directed by Lowestoft 17 year old Joshua Freemantle on our behalf is an attempt to put that right and capture both our past and our present in a series of chapters leading to a full-length documentary film.”


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“Life of Lowestoft was an ambitious project right from the very start, but it didn’t fail. There may have been a few setbacks during production but it was still a jam-packed 9 months of filming from June 2019 to March 2020 & then most recently covid-19 canceled our original billed premiere in June 2020.”

“The documentary is all about raising the profile of the town that is often overlooked and highlighting all the good within it, in a way where this documentary can hopefully massively promote the town of Lowestoft.”

Joshua Freemantle



Most Frequently Asked Questions

Life of Lowestoft is a Documentary project which aims “to tell the well deserved story for Lowestoft” celebrating the UK’s Most Easterly Town!

It’s being directed by Local Lowestoft 17 year old award-winning photographer and filmmaker Joshua Freemantle, on behalf of Lowestoft Rising. 

Life of Lowestoft is a not for profit project being created by ‘Joshua Freemantle Productions’ on behalf of Lowestoft Rising – unlike many other not for profit projects all funds received are being spent on creating and marketing the finished film. 

Lowestoft Community Enablers, East Suffolk Communities Team, East Suffolk Council, Marina Theatre – Lowestoft, Making Waves, Kirkley People’s Forum, East Anglia Art Fund, Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust (Lowestoft Scores), East Suffolk Council, Magnus PR, Heritage Open Days – Lowestoft, First Light Festival, CEFAS, The Ness – Lowestoft, Suffolk Wildlife Trust (Carlton Marshes), Peter Byatt, Joshua Freemantle Photography & video services, Robyn Bartlett, TMV FILMS, Lowestoft Sixth Form College, Graphic Solutions, Suffolk Archives, Screen Suffolk. 

Lowestoft Rising, East Anglia Art Fund, Making Waves Together, East Suffolk Council, and Kirkley People’s Forum.

Yes. The production stages of the documentary completed in March 2020, the documentary is currently in its post-production stages; with the official trailer released in late March and the final documentary is scheduled to be released in late 2020.

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