Amazon Prime gives Waterlooville director the spotlight with new comedy film
A COMEDY film starring actors from Portsmouth and the surrounding area has gone on Amazon Prime.
Low Flyers: The Europe Trip is a film about four underachieving students who attempt to go on a college trip to Amsterdam, failing spectacularly in the process.
The cast and crew, as well as filming locations, come from Portsmouth, Waterlooville and other towns across Hampshire.
Director Adam Starks, 29 from Waterlooville, has produced eight other films in the past four years.
He said: ‘It started out with a friend and I making a couple of YouTube videos with a DSLR camera.
‘The first one was completely terrible but we ended up making some money out of it.
‘After a couple of films I decided to try and make a living out of it, and we’ve been doing this ever since.’
Running at just over an hour, the movie was added to Amazon Prime following its release. It’s free to watch for Prime subscribers, and costs £5.99 to buy for everyone else.
The movie is a sequel to Low Flyers, which was released last year.
‘Pretty much everyone involved in the film is from Hampshire,’ Adam said.
‘We filmed a lot of it in Waterlooville itself, as well as Manor Farm Country Park and Eastleigh – so hopefully there’s a few places that people recognise in there.’
To get the film onto Amazon Prime, Adam and the team had to go through a stringent review process, proving that their movie was up to scratch with the company’s standards.
As of March 7, the film had been watched 448 times.
He said: ‘The film has to include everything they need, such as having complete subtitles. A reviewer gives it the okay and it’s passed onto Amazon themselves for final approval.
‘We’re all so happy that it’s on Amazon Prime, it’s an incredible feeling.
‘You look at the statistics and see people from all over the world watching your film, which is just great.
‘We’ve even had people in Amsterdam get in touch to say they live around the corner from where we filmed; it’s nice to have that more intimate connection with people who’ve watched the film.’