May 20, 2024
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Mark Rylance to star in Spirit Of Place environmental short film

Academy Award-winning actor Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, Dunkirk) Mark Rylance will star in the new environmental short film, Spirit Of Place, being produced by Chelsea, England-based On the Edge.

On the Edge is a multi-media not-for-profit organisation that works to emotionally reconnect people with nature through multimedia storytelling.

Principal photography has wrapped on Spirit Of Place, a scripted short film that is set in and amongst wetland environments in the UK.

The film is a meditation on identity and follows two young protagonists as they spend time in and around inner-city wetlands.

Through chance encounters and curious discoveries, they begin to learn about themselves and their relationship with the natural world.

Wetlands in focus

The film puts wetlands firmly in the spotlight and makes use of these important yet under-appreciated spaces.

The film is executive produced by On the Edge and is being made in association with WWT (Wildfowl and Wetland Trust) of which Mark Rylance (pictured) is an ambassador.

Mark Rylance said: “As a proud ambassador for the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust I’m delighted to be involved with Spirit Of Place, exploring our vital but under-appreciated wetlands habitats and the crucial role they play within our precious ecosystem.

“In this era of ecological crisis, I hope this story inspires audiences of all ages to go out and spend time in nature, to discover for themselves the power of reconnecting with our planet and helps to promote the conservation and creation of wetland spaces.”

The cast

Spirit Of Place stars Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, Dunkirk), Hannah Chinn (Domina, There’s Always Hope), Jordan Peters (Pirates, Everything I Know About Love), Rakhee Thakrar (Sex Education, My Happy Ending), and Sam Thorpe-Spinks (Sexy Beast, A Spy Among Friends).

It is written and directed by Jack Cooper Stimpson (Alex’s Dream, Way Down Bundy, Extinction), and produced by Lewis Brierly and Izzy Meikle-Small with cinematography from Pip White (Annette).

Spirit Of Place is being shot entirely on location, at Woodberry Wetlands in North London and WWT London Wetland Centre in Southwest London.

The film is produced by Lewis Brierly and Izzy Meikle-Small.

Sustainability is at the heart of the production.

Cast and crew are implementing new tools to help reduce the carbon footprint of the production, without compromising on high production standards across all departments.

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