Lincolnshire

Trailer released for Lancaster Skies, filmed in Lincolnshire

The official trailer for an independent feature war film Lancaster Skies, which was primarily filmed in Lincolnshire, has been released this week.

Sleaford based company Tin Hat Productions has been filming across the county since February 2015 and after finalising a distributor, Kaleidoscope, it is due to be released in selective cinemas in early 2019.

The film with stars including Jeffrey Mundell, David Dobson and Kris Saddler, will then be released on DVD in the spring of 2019.

The film is written and produced by Andrew Burn, Sam Parsons and Callum Burn, with the latter also directing the feature.

The trio built all the sets from scratch.

Lancaster Skies poster. Photo: Tin Hat Productions/Kaleidoscope Film Distribution

Lancaster Skies

The film, which was originally called ‘Our Shining Sword’, is about Douglas Miller, a broken, solitary, Spitfire Ace who survived the Blitz campaign and decides to become a Lancaster Bomber pilot.

Determined to take the war to the skies of Berlin in 1944 he must take the place of the experienced crew’s cherished and respected Skipper.

With the entire crew against him Douglas must gain their trust and overcome his past to become the leader the Lancaster and her crew desperately need.

The Tin Hat Productions team built all the sets themselves from scratch. Photo: Tin Hat Productions

More from the sets of Lancaster Skies. Photo: Tin Hat Productions

Lincolnshire filming

The first block of filming took place in February 2015 with the last bit of live filming with actors taking place at East Kirby Aviation Centre.

Lancaster Skies was also filmed at Thorpe Camp in Woodhall Spa, a cow shed in Culverthorpe and around Sleaford, with Nene Valley Railway in Cambridgeshire the only location not in the county.

There are also Lincolnshire connections in the cast with the lead character’s parents Tony Gordon and Tina Hodgson, as well as young actor Eric Flynn, all from Sleaford.

Footage from the film. Photo: Tin Hat Productions

Andrew told Lincolnshire Reporter: “It’s lovely. It came as a complete surprise. We were trying to get a distributor and it all happened at once, it is very exciting. 2019 is going to be a very exciting year.

“We have a keen interest in film making and war films and a desire to see more of them. This is our first feature film, but we have made short films before.”

Kaleidoscope edited and distributed the trailer which will be screened at the International Film Market in Santa Monica, America, today (November 1).

Here is one of Tin Hat Productions’ other short films – Dunkirk War Film Fusilier: