South Warwickshire countryside stars in new film - The Leamington Observer

South Warwickshire countryside stars in new film

Leamington Editorial 3rd Mar, 2024   0

THE WARWICKSHIRE countryside plays a leading role in a new film.

All Roads Lead to Home, made by Rugby-based filmmaker Darren Scott, was shot around his home town, and the village of Napton, also around Leamington, Stratford and Coventry, before shooting finished in Wales.

The film follows the fortunes of songwriters Amy and Matt, who are united by personal tragedies and embark on a journey of healing, soul-searching and friendship.

It is based on true events, and the musical odyssey, featuring original songs, has been described as a love letter to 80’s music.

Napton musician Jason Havard wrote the songs and co-wrote the score with Darren.

Leamington’s Woodbine Street Studios was the venue for the recording of the film’s key songs and the soundtrack, where producer John Rivers – whose work includes cutting The Specials’ chart-topping Ghost Town – helped give the music an 80’s sound.

The film has impressed critics and has already won awards for Best Feature Film and Best Local Film at the 2023 Birmingham Film Festival.

And it is now set to be screened with a full surround-sound cinema experience for the first time at the 2024 Northampton Film Festival (NFF) later this month.

Director Darren said: “When we screened our film in Birmingham, so many people urged us to submit it to NFF, as they felt the feel-good factor of the film, it’s cast and crew would fit perfectly with the vibe.

“We are honoured to be part of such an amazing curation of films at NFF and I’m personally looking forward to seeing as many of them as possible.”

“We also want everyone to know that this will be the last chance you can get to see All Roads Lead to Home in a cinema in the midlands before we take it on its own journey to festivals around the world.”

All Roads Lead to Home screens at the NFF on Saturday March 16.

Visit for more information on the film, and for more about the NFF.



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