Local Film Maker Chooses the Wheat Quarter

You may have noticed lights on at night in the former Shredded Wheat building recently, but rest assured these weren’t from any ghostly apparition. They were from a film crew, capturing some action sequences for the latest production by local, independent filmmaker Mark Garvey.

Garvey, from Potters Bar, is a Media (Film and TV) lecturer at Oaklands College and is also the critically acclaimed writer and director of films such as the Essex-based revenge thriller, “The Same Circles” (2017).

He chose the former Shredded Wheat building, now owned Wheat Quarter Limited, and the site for a proposed major development dubbed the Wheat Quarter, as the perfect location for his latest offering, Union Jack.

“I have always been a huge fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but frustrated with its lack of a British hero,” explains Mark. Together with his creative team, Sam O’Hara-Childs, Jasmine Knight and Simon Cleary, he is now producing the ambitious web series “Union Jack” bringing the iconic character to life.

Jeremy Fooks, a director at ZM Land & Capital was delighted to accommodate the crew: “The former Shredded Wheat production hall makes a great location with its peeling paint, extensive, industrial floors and panoramic windows.  We hope to be able to welcome more film crews in the coming months.”

The series is expected to air in spring 2019, but you can view more of Mark’s work here.

The plans for the proposed development have now been submitted to Welwyn and Hatfield Council and residents can register their support on the proposals here.

For press information contact Juliet Bernard at Bluebear.




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