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The release of our Les Miserables 20 hour series trailer, and video of  our film & TV convention panel discussion

Over the past weekend we have been representing the series at the Optimus film and TV convention in Torquay, where we were honored to be given a half hour slot in between Game of Thrones, and Ghostbusters, which also marked the release of our trailer for the series!



Panel discussion

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The South Devon Players Theatre & Film company - thats us - at a big film and TV convention alongside Game of Thrones and Ghostbusters stars, as the only local or "non-famous" team there! , with our Les Miserables film series.
That's got to be a compliment! As detailed in the local press:


(more on us at www.southdevonplayers.com)
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We had a fantastic weekend filming for the trailer in Dartmouth and Plymouth for scenes with Valjean, Javert, Fantine, Marius and Cosette. Despite the very early morning starts that come with filming, and the fact we were filming in two towns, we had a fantastic time, supported by amazing local actors, and crew members. It is so exciting to see the series trailer coming together bit by bit, supported by an amazing cast. :) The next shoot is next Saturday, in Brixham Museum, and in Stoke Fleming.

Meantime, our producer (me) grabbed some photos behind the scenes!

More info on the series on www.southdevonplayers.com (hit the Les miserables tab)

More photos behind the scenes.  )
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So, basically our theatre company (its a non-profit group with a difference) had a roaring success with a non-musical stage adaptation of Les Mis (that we wrote) - we did our initial show run, and then ended up getting funding from London, to do a second run, and things went from strength to strength.

Then, last winter, some of our members and key people involved in the stage show, started talking about a film. As I have two (long disused, I dived headlong into theatre instead) degrees in film and TV production, and am an unabashed Les Mis addict (and the director of the stage show), I got hauled in. (okay, I would have been very annoyed if I wasn't, hehe). What we decided pretty early is that there is absolutely no point in doing yet another Les Misérables feature film. There are half a million already out there. What instead made a lot more sense is the fact that the whole book, has never been dramatised. Every single stage / feature film adaptation has to miss stuff out. So, we developed the plan to make an internet film series (well, at the minimum it will be available globally on Youtube, Vimeo and similar platforms, though we have already got a TV broadcast company making tentative inquiries as well, so you never know)
The plan is to crowdfund the series, but what we have also discovered is that very few people have believed that the project is a serious plan. We advertised castings, had hundreds of people say they were attending, and then over 90% no-shows on the day, and when followed up, feedback was they thought the casting would be a joke, and were amazed to hear it had actually taken place!!!!!! Some then begged for roles without auditioning (Sorry!)

We hoped to have the whole thing cast by the end of the summer, and to have filmed the promo trailer, which introduces the visuals, main cast members, and some of the locations, last month. As it is, with delays caused by casting it, we have only just cast the main characters whom we want for the trailer, a week ago, which is now pushed back to filming in the early Spring.
In a way, this is good. This is letting the two of us who are funding the filming of the trailer, hit ebay, selling stuff to fundraise for the trailer. We have a huge load of stunning costumes already, both saved from the stage show, and bought from a theatre period costume clearance sale in October.
Once we have the trailer (to prove it is serious!) then we will go ahead with the crowdfunding.

If you want to get involved, there will be several ways. Helping with the crowdfunding, when that is set up, is one way. You could come and be an extra or even a supporting actor with some lines, in the series, and we will have sponsored events, carnival entries, and themed-events, to fundraise and publicize the project - which will be posted here and on our social networks.

To follow our group and be the first to find out what is going on, there are various links below.

Theatre Company main links
Website: http://www.southdevonlayers.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sdevonplayers
Facebook public group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southdevonplayers/
Twitter: @sdevonplayers
Email mailing list: http://www.southdevonplayers.com/join-mailing-list.html

Les Mis film series main links
Website (in development) http://lesmiserablesfilm.weebly.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lesmiswebseries
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New  Les Miserables theatre production around Torbay (Devon UK) this September...
Directed by me.

Press release waffle )
We got a lot (not all, sadly! rounding up all of the 30-strong cast other than for shows and rehearsals is very hard!) of the cast out on a days character photoshoot a couple of weeks ago.. The photos are by me and a couple of friends.
In no particular order:Meet some of the cast...  )
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Screencaps of other Les Miserables adaptations:
2000 with Gérard Depardieu and John Malkovich
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Title: They were schoolboys, never held an anti-tank rocket
Author: [personal profile] tenlittlebullets
Fandom: Les Misérables/Doctor Who
Characters: Seventh Doctor, Ace, Enjolras, Combeferre, Courfeyrac
Rating: G
Summary: Ace at the barricade. What else do you need?

Ace, you'd never be so irresponsible as to bring anachronistic weaponry to a time period that still hasn't got the hang of rifled barrels, would you? )
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This probably isn't the greatest way to introduce myself.

Hello, my name is Vee. I just joined DW, and I'm here at this lovely community for fans of Les Mis to discuss the musical or book or both with intelligent, civilized thoughts. Also to share some of our love and celebration of Les Miserables.

Now here's some porn.

I'm torn between apologizing and saying ah well. I don't always write smut, but when I do, it tends to veer towards the weird and unexpected. Vanilla is just dull to me. And while I normally would wait for others to post up their writings so that I could look like the community's red-headed stepchild, I figured I may as well just start this ball rolling.

I don't mind any concrit, of course.

Title: Title-less
Summary: Feuilly goes over to Enjolras' place on business. It soon devolved into anything but.
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Contains a gun. Contains Enjolras' mouth.

Title-less masterpiece! )

Hello all!

Mar. 30th, 2012 08:05 pm
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I'm fairly new at this DW thingie. I'm known as soldurios over on LJ, so this is a bit different, but it doesn't seem sohard to navigate.

Anyhoo, I joined this comm because I really wanted to get a few more reviews for my fics mainly to help me improve, but also to feed my ego.

I was hoping this would be a good place to do so and maybe generate some buzz on the community to get it out of its quietness.

Welcome. :)

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This community is open to all fans of Les Misérables, whether stage or novel. Come, join, post, discuss!
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