Andy Love as Chester in the pilot.

Chestersberg began as an entry in the Raindance Film Festival web series pilot competition.RedShirt Films had taken a swing at the contest the previous year with the romantic comedy (we’re not always quite so violent) Last Girl Standing, which came in second place. “The Book Club”, as the film was originally known, came first in the public vote and was also selected by the panel of judges to take the crown.


Although the series was never put into production, we felt that the idea was too good to let die and made the decision to turn it into our first feature film.


Pre-production began in early 2017 and after a successful crowdfunding campaign in which we raised 

almost £10,000 the film began shooting later that year. We managed to secure some extra finance from local York businesses, and before we knew what was going on we we were on set, making it happen!

Director Jamie McKeller getting his hands dirty on set.
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