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VIDEO: Sleaford film student releases teaser-trailer for Dunkirk movie

By Sleaford Target  |  Posted: October 08, 2012

Dunkirk

TEASER-TRAILER: Callum Burn, 20, has been busy filming a trailer for his movie Fusilier.

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A FILM student from Sleaford is a step closer to completing a movie with the release of a teaser-trailer.

Callum Burn, 20, has been busy filming his movie Fusilier which is based on the rearguard action by men of the British Expeditionary Force at Dunkirk in 1940.

The movie forms part of his studies at the MET Film School based at Ealing Studios in London.

He was joined by other students to film the movie locally with completion due in January.

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Callum has had much support from his parents Bridgette Burn, who is a headteacher at Osbournby Primary School and Andy Burn who has taken on the role of joint-producer on this project.

Mr Burn said: "Editing has really moved on. We are very pleased with the results so far and anticipate hitting our January deadline.

"Callum is hoping to enter 'Fusilier' into the London Short Film Festival, Bath Film Festival, BFI London Festival and Sundance Film Festival, with a view to achieving a BAFTA Short Film nomination."

Callum chose his subject as he felt that in recent years the American side of the Second World War had been told extensively and to a large extent the experience of British forces had been overlooked.

Mr Burn added: "It is our intention to work with St George's Academy with a view to running an event aimed at letting students and local people see what is involved in producing a short film on the scale of Fusilier.

"We hope to use this event to raise interest in the finished film, together with a few pounds to help with the post production process.

"In the longer term we also hope to hold the premier at St George's, as Callum's passion for film started as a student there."

Fundraising for the project continues.

Fusilier Teaser Trailer from Sam Parsons on Vimeo.

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  • aldevenny  |  October 08 2012, 9:41PM

    Hi GeorgeSomme, the picture used here of Callum is not a picture that was taken on the set of "Fusilier" but rather was taken three years ago on another of Callum's films. I can assure you that Fusilier is 100% historically accurate. Should you wish to see some pictures taken from the set, please visit the facebook page for the film: https://http://tinyurl.com/96edsql Thanks!

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  • nickythenark  |  October 08 2012, 7:20PM

    Shades of Gladiator and Birdsong.

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  • GeorgeSomme  |  October 08 2012, 4:31PM

    Why is he wearing an American uniform, they certainly weren't at Dunkirk they didn't even declare war on Germany until December 1941 and the first United States forces didn't set foot in occupied France until 6th June 1944.

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