A FILM that will feature some of Hampshire's pubs and clubs is calling on local residents to get involved.

The British crime drama called 'Follow Me Down' is set to be filmed in Orange Rooms in Southampton and The Jolly Sailor in Ashlett Creek, near Fawley, from October 2.

It is being produced by 24-year-old filmmaker Abbie Hills, who launched talent agency The Dazey Hills Company a year and a half ago.

Now, the Hythe resident is calling on the local community to get involved with the upcoming production.

Abbie said: "I grew up in Hythe, so I like keeping it real local. I'm keen to get locals involved as it's really community-based, and we'll be filming at pubs and nightclubs.

"We've done a bunch of short films before but this is our next natural step as being in lockdown, we were starved creatively. It started off as a much smaller idea."

Abbie graduated from an undergraduate degree in film at Solent University and also has a Masters degree in arts management at Winchester.

She started the agency while studying and has been acting since she was 12 years old.

One of The Dazey Hills Company actors Jeff Kinch came up with the narrative behind the film, which has now turned into a nine-cast drama.

Abbie added: "It's a British gritty drama, it started as a relationship with father and daughter, the mother dies, and then the daughter gets taken into a gang land.

"Now it's turned into more of an ensemble, the cast has really grown, and there's much more narrative to it. It's similar to Snatch, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and British gangster films.

"From a producer's point of view, it's so stressful but so exciting, and it's natural for the company to grow."

First-time director Ryan Francis-Hume will also be part of the film's production.

It is the agency's first big feature film and will be shot over a period of 15 days.

Previous short films include Bunker 27 and Texas Radio.

To get involved, email Abbie at contact@thedazeyhillscompany.co.uk.