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

The ‘Life of Lowestoft’ documentary was officially premiered at its world premiere on Tuesday 15th September.

Rebecca Osborne

The original idea

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 officially 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.”

 OUR teaser TRAILER for part 1

Watch the 
teaser Trailer Right Here!

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Part 1 was released on Tuesday 15th September 2020

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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

Documentary, dIRECTOR

BBC Look East

Watch our story that was on Look East on the day of our premiere, featuring our Director Joshua & change manager of Lowestoft Rising Phil Aves.

BBC Radio Suffolk

Listen to Joshua Freemantle speak to Mark Murphy on his Radio Suffolk breakfast show ahead of the World Premiere held on 15th September 2020 and joined by Lady Clare Euston, Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk.


Read our programme, find out more about the back story of the project and here from Joshua Freemantle (our Director) and Phil Aves (Change manager of Lowestoft Rising).
Just simply click on the programme to read it.

Our brand new podcast

Britain's most easterly podcast series. Available to stream on all major podcast platforms, released every Saturday at 10 a.m.

Our Press Releases

Part 2 is starting in 2021...

After a huge success releasing Lowestoft’s very own documentary on Tuesday 15th September we received positive feedback aplenty!

More news to what Part 2 will entail for Life of Lowestoft will be revealed soon…

But for now, take a moment to read what some of those who came to watch our film at its world premiere had to say!


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

Rebecca Osborne graphic recorded our Q&A and created highlights of our documentary.

Our project funders

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