Second film from young local talent

Adam El-Sharawy
Adam El-Sharawy

A YOUNG film-maker is looking forward to the release of his second feature film created on a budget of just £1,500.

Adam El-Sharawy, 23, originally from Ore, produced the film Evidence of Existence, a visual exploration of human existence, over two years, along with Alex Frois, a friend from university, with whom he set up the company Filmmaker at Large, in 2010.

With only three crew members, a small cast and everyone working for free, the film proved a challenge, but a worthwhile one, according to Adam.

“We have really upped the game in terms of filming quality, from our first film,” he said. “It has been a massive learning curve.”

The pair plan to submit the film to several independent film festivals, including Raindance, when it is released in January, in the hope that it will attract attention and gain a following.

Adam, who attended Hillcrest School and Filsham Valley sixth form, studied Broadcast Media at Brighton University in Hastings where he met Alex.

The pair received good reviews locally for their first film The Making Of, their take on student film-making, completed in 2009, prompting them to move to London and make another film on a larger scale.

He said: “The film is quite an achievement in terms of being produced on such a low budget, with such a small number of people.”

For information and to view the film trailer visit www.filmmakeratlarge.com.