Call for extras ahead of ‘Just Jane’ filming

A still from the latest teaser trailer for Our Shining Sword. EMN-160817-172321001
A still from the latest teaser trailer for Our Shining Sword. EMN-160817-172321001

Filmmakers in Lincolnshire at work on a feature-length Second World War film are appealing for extras for an upcoming shoot near Boston.

Tin Hat Productions are set to bring their cameras to the Lincolnshire Heritage Aviation Centre, at East Kirkby, this autumn to record scenes for Our Shining Sword.

To realise their vision the production team need young male extras to play Second World War flight crew.

The film is inspired by the missions of Bomber Command and has won celebrity support in the form of TV personalities Stephen Fry and Carol Vorderman.

Tin Hat Productions, which is based in Sleaford, currently have about an hour and 20 minutes of finished film.

This includes sequences shot inside a replica Lancaster bomber that the small production team built for the project. Some of these can now be seen in a new teaser trailer for the film, which was released online last Monday.

The scenes at the Lincolnshire Heritage Aviation Centre will use the centre’s surviving Lancaster Bomber, Just Jane.

In making the appeal for extras, Andy Burn, from Tin Hat Productions, said: “It is a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes on a feature film shoot, which despite the limited budget, has the production quality of a major feature.

“Volunteers also get to spend time at East Kirkby, one of Lincolnshire’s most iconic aviation heritage sites and home of the beautiful Lancaster Bomber ‘Just Jane’.”

The production team are looking for men aged about 18 to 30, preferably with their own period uniform, to play the flight crew extras.

Shooting will take place in the first week in October.

Anyone who is interested can get in touch with Tin Hat Productions via –where the teaser trailer is also available to view.