Dearne actor Dean in new film release

By Michael Upton | 18/12/2017

Dearne actor Dean in new film release
Stephanie Lee and Dean Sills in The Lodger

DEARNE Valley actor Dean Sills is returning to a darker role in his new release.

The Bolton-on-Dearne-based writer and performer has spent much of the past two years focusing on daft sitcom Up North.

But his new short film, now available on Amazon Video, takes things in a more sinister direction.

The Lodger, as the title suggest, is all about a woman who, when struggling for cash, takes in a tenant and gets more than she bargains for.

Written and directed by Doncaster filmmaker Richard Fysh (33), the film features Dean in the lead role and also stars Stephanie Lee, Lucy Oldfield and Vicki Glover.

Director Richard said: “Dean’s character is called Pete and he is the lodger. 

“The film is all about a woman with financial struggles who is delighted to take in her first lodger — he’s quiet, polite and pays in advance. 

“Her daughter, on the other hand, finds his behaviour suspicious and doesn’t take well to sharing her space with him.

The actors did a fantastic job, the music is perfect for the mood and I am pretty proud of what I have achieved.”

Production on the film began back in 2015 and the 29-minute film has just been released on Amazon Video in the UK and USA. 

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