Dream documentary on town is really coming to life!

A brand new documentary about the UK’s most easterly town is set to have its teaser trailer released.

The trailer for the Life of Lowestoft documentary, which is set to be premiered later this year, will be released on Friday, March 20.

It features a jam packed nine months of filming, which was undertaken by the director of the project Joshua Freemantle and was officially completed on March 6 at Suffolk Wildlife’s Carlton Marshes nature reserve.

Working closely with organisations including Suffolk Wildlife Trust (Carlton Marshes), CEFAS and the First Light Festival to create separate chapters of the project these will be released along with the final documentary in late 2020.

During the project filming, Mr Freemantle was given behind the scenes access to ABP’s Lowestoft Port, was taken aboard the CEFAS Endeavour and their brand new headquarters in Lowestoft, as well as documenting the inaugural First Light Festival, Heritage Open Days and the Lowestoft Scores preservation work.

The project has also included support from local historians Bob Collis and Ivan Bunn, who have taken part in filming or supported with the script to make sure the town’s key moments of history are highlighted.

Mr Freemantle said: “I set out with the vision of wanting to create this documentary project on behalf of Lowestoft Rising with no funding at all.

“But then it became very evident this wouldn’t be possible and I’m very thankful that we have the kind support of our funders which are the East Anglia Art Fund, Lowestoft Rising, Making Waves Together, East Suffolk Council and Kirkley People’s Forum.

“Otherwise we just simply wouldn’t see this project existing today.”

The official trailer is set to be released on Friday, March 20 at 4pm.

You can watch the official trailer live as its launch online via lifeoflowestoft.co.uk/trailer or by visiting the Life of Lowestoft Facebook page.

Phil Aves, change manager for Lowestoft Rising, said: “Lowestoft has rarely celebrated itself and rarely captured all the good things that have happened here in the past.

“Life of Lowestoft looks to change that and create a documentary about the town, by the town, which we can add to in the future but always have a history of the past and present.

“Joshua’s dream and ideas are really coming to life.”

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