Portsmouth City Council shoots video to attract new tourists

PORTSMOUTH CITY COUNCIL is hoping to attract more tourists after it launched a new promotional video.

Thursday, 29th August 2019, 10:46 pm
Updated Monday, 2nd September 2019, 11:17 pm

The council enlisted the help of Southsea-based film maker, James Sharp, who has previously produced promotional videos for companies such as Nike, Adidas, MTV and BMW.

The two-minute movie gives a whistle-stop tour, showcasing the main seafront attractions and iconic destinations such as Fratton Park and Portchester Castle. The narration is provided by actress, Denise Black, who has appeared in Eastenders, Coronation Street and Benidorm.

Cllr Steve Pitt, the council's Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, said: ‘This is a great piece of work by a talented local film maker. It will be a powerful tool for us in promoting the city.

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Portchester Castle - one of the iconic venues covered in the video. Picture: Mick Walker

‘It's designed to appeal to a broad audience, whether it's British holidaymakers, international visitors, younger people or older people, and whether they're on a budget or they're big spenders.

‘Tourism is crucial to the city's economy and supports 13,000 local jobs. By showing off Portsmouth as it is today, this video will help us attract even more visitors.’