'Starstruck' being filmed at house at Sandfied Park, West Derby, with Nichola Burley (centre), who plays Jasmine _320
THE shoot for the third of the Liverpool-based feature films backed by Northwest Vision and Media was being completed in West Derby this week.
Starstruck is a drama written by locally-born writer Leigh Campbell, which tells the story of two Liverpool schoolgirls obsessed with a young Premiership footballer.
They lure him to a caravan for a night of passion but things don’t play out the way they planned them.
Fans expecting a star turn from a real player from the Reds or Blues, however, will be disappointed.
“We’ve made it a fictional team that just happens to come from Liverpool,” said 40-year-old mother of three Leigh, a former pupil at Aigburth Vale who studied at Liverpool University. “Besides, it has less to do with football and more to do with obsession of teenage girls with celebrities and stardom.”
One of the film’s own stars is young Liverpudlian actress Kerrie Hayes, who plays Nicole.
“I’m not into football at all in real life, so I’ve had to take all my knowledge of the game from the character,” explained Kerrie, who first drew attention in the BBC series Lilies.
The film was made under the Digital Departures initiative launched early last year by Northwest Vision.
Three films were chosen and given a £250,000 budget and limited time shoot.
The other two, Salvage – a horror movie filmed predominantly on the old Brookside set – and Of Time and the City, a documentary about his home city by award-winning director Terence Davies, are already in the can.
The latter will be screened at this month’s Cannes Film Festival.