Sherlock Holmes drama filmed in Welwyn Garden City
PUBLISHED: 16:12 17 January 2017 | UPDATED: 16:12 17 January 2017
A teenage film director from Welwyn Garden City shot a dramatic scene based on a classic Sherlock Holmes story in the town’s main shopping centre.
Mark Chamberlin, 15, of Wellington Drive is both the director and the lead actor of a 30-minute film that will be available online on YouTube from January 28.
With the help of three friends, two actors and one wielding a camera, he shot a scene based on The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Like the BBC television series starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark’s drama puts the fictional Victorian detective in a modern setting.
He secured the agreement of the Howard Centre’s management to screen-off a filming area on part of the ground floor for an hour.
This will be the tenth short Sherlock Holmes film uploaded to YouTube by the budding director since 2013, and forms the third episode in his third series.
Mark, who writes all the scripts, initially filmed on his mobile phones but now uses a DSLR camera with a fixed microphone.
He said: “I want to be in the drama industry, either writing or directing, or even a camera operator.”
Mark’s films, which can be found on YouTube under the SherlockUK channel, have each been viewed about 200 times.
Melissa Burnett, whose son Bradley is one of the actors, said: “He has always had a keen interest in drama. It keeps him out of trouble.”
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