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Filming for Black Country production

By Alex Ross | Entertainment | Published:

'The Black Country is overlooked when it comes to film - we need to put it on the map'

The words of a film director Grant Murphy, who is behind a production being shot in Stourbridge and Birmingham.

Brumville has so far been shot at the Arena night club in Stourbridge, the Holly Bush pub in Cradley Heath and a tunnel near Stourbridge Town railway station.

It follows the lives of three friends - Connor Lee and Mikey - and their struggle with gangs and the law.

The film will cost £27,000 to make, with Mr Murphy hoping to raise the necessary cash through an online fundraising campaing.

So far, £3,000 has been put toward the project. The filming, which will also see crews at the Steelhouse Lane Police Station in Birmingham, will finish in August.

It is hoped the film will be released in December, on DVD. It will be available online and at Tesco and HMV.

Mr Murphy, aged 25, an engineer at Rolls Royce in Birmingham, said: "The film's three characters represents people I have known while growing up.

"I wanted to make the film in the Black Country and on the region, because this area just does not get enough coverage.

"It should not be overlooked, but it is."

The film has 16 actors who were cast following auditions earlier this year.

Alex Ross

By Alex Ross
Investigations Editor - @alexross_star

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