Teen stars in horror

James Stuckey in Molly Crows

James Stuckey in Molly Crows - Credit: supplied

A CLEVEDON teenager has starred in his first feature film – a horror based on a true story.

James Stuckey, aged 14, auditioned for the role in Molly Crows and was successful in beating about 600 other youngsters to be picked to play Jimmy Robinson.

The film is directed by Ray Andrew Wilkes and stars a cast of 70 actors, including George Newton who has featured in Dead Man’s Shoes and This is England.

It follows a plot which sees seven-year-old Jess and her alcoholic mother arrive in Haslem, where the young girl, who can see and hear things other people cannot, becomes an easy target for bullies.

When Jess is brutalised in a country lane, the ancient spirits of the area appear, angry and full of vengeance. As a result, the townspeople take the law into their own hands and commit a terrible act upon an innocent person.

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James, of Woodington Road and a pupil at Clevedon School, has acted in several short films but this will be his first ever feature film.

PR consultant for Holly Crows, Layla Randle-Conde said: “James had a very difficult shoot. It’s harder than you think, lying completely still in the woods in November for hours, but he was an absolute trooper.

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“We were all freezing, but James patiently lay completely still for the opening scene of the movie. “He’s a dream to work with, very professional and a lovely lad, and the later scenes of him as a ghost, leading his mother (Val Monk) to a grisly end are spine-chilling.”

Molly Crows is proving popular with online audiences and it will be entered in film festivals later this year.

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