Holbeach auditions for rom com have had a sequel

Alex Beloken at the audition with panel members, back  Chris Pearson, Lewis Pavlovic, Mark Mountford; front  Alex Beehoo, Natalie Mills and Steph Genovese. SG160416-183TW
Alex Beloken at the audition with panel members, back  Chris Pearson, Lewis Pavlovic, Mark Mountford; front  Alex Beehoo, Natalie Mills and Steph Genovese. SG160416-183TW
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Auditions for a brand new film were so packed there had to be a sequel.

More than 100 hopefuls turned up at the WI Hall in Holbeach on Saturday to try for a part in professional actor Steph Genovese’s latest production, a rom-com called Forever Your Rose.

Some of the hopefuls at Saturdays audition. SG160416-184TW

Some of the hopefuls at Saturdays audition. SG160416-184TW

Steph was delighted by the turnout, but says it meant a some couldn’t be seen until last night (Wednesday).

Everyone trying out for one of 28 roles in the film was videoed – and Steph and his team hope to begin contacting the successful actors from Sunday onwards once they have agreed who to approach.

Around eight of the roles are quite big parts while the remainder involve one-liners or a few lines.

Steph will play the male romantic lead, Jack Green, who hasn’t a clue about relationships and leans on Rose Garner, who will be played by Natalie Mills, for advice on his love life.

We have had some fantastic people apply.

Actor Steph Genovese

The romantic female lead, a character called Hannah Goldsmith, has yet to be cast.

“We have had some fantastic people apply,” said Steph. “They were so good that I am writing a few more lines for people who haven’t got many.”

People attended from across south Lincolnshire, including Spalding, Holbeach and Boston, as well as Norfolk, including King’s Lynn.

Steph said there was a strong turnout of people keen to join the film crew, including a sound recordist and a young girl who has amazing expertise in make-up.

He’s now fundraising to buy a 4k camera to shoot the movie on, saying it’s the minimum-level equipment that cinemas need to show films.

“We’re trying to raise about £5,000 and, hopefully, if we can raise the money for that camera we hope to start filming around the beginning of May,” said Steph.

The film will be shot in Spalding, Holbeach and Fleet as well as Cornwall and London. There will also be some scenes at 10 Downing Street.

• Steph’s first film, Dishonoured, premiered early this year.

Previously ...

Actor Steph’s first made in South Holland feature film in the can and a second on the way

Red carpet comes out in Spalding for local stars

Producer to follow up thriller with rom-com set in Spalding, Holbeach and Fleet

Sneak online preview of film shot in Holbeach

Online cash campaign launched to raise £2K for local actor’s film