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Exciting times for Beg Steal Borrow Films!

As final touches are put on to Ur: The End of Civilization in 90 Tableaux (with festival submissions to take place as soon as is ready), and as Selfie is about to go into post-production, shooting is about to begin on new zero-budget feature, The New Hope.

The New Hope is an adaptation of the first part of Miguel de Cervantes’ classic novel, Don Quixote. It tells the story of a man who claims to be Obi Wan Kenobi, and who spends his time going around London trying to right wrongs as per the old Jedi knight errant way.

Oh, and this Obi Wan also challenges Ewan McGregor to a duel – in order to prove that he really is Obi Wan Kenobi and not just some actor playing the part.

The film features Beg Steal Borrow regulars Dennis Chua, Alastair Trevill, Kristina Gren, Nick Marwick, Andrew Slater, Alastair Hird and Deanne Cunningham. And the film will of course be lensed in part by the ever-present and wonderful Tom Maine. Alexandra Brown will also have a brief role in the film – together with her gorgeous new daughter, Ariadne Bullen.

And the film will also feature new Beg Steal Borrow collaborators, including Aleksander Zerov Krawec, Grace Ker, Samuel Taylor, Millad Khonsorkh, Lucia Williams and others.

Filming takes place in and around Hyde Park between 23 and 25 August and 30 and 31 August. A whole feature in a five day shoot!

Passers by by are welcome to interact and to change the film if they spot us.

Otherwise, here’s a teaser featuring Obi Wan and a statue of Karl Marx – explaining how being, rather than acting a Jedi knight is the new source for hope in a world that’s blowing itself to pieces right now.

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This is just a quick update to say how busy some of the Beg Steal Borrow collaborators have been of late.

Firstly, producer Deanne Cunningham has been up in Leeds working on the fothcoming series of Utopia.

Secondly, Alex Chevasco, star of En Attendant Godard, Common Ground and Ur: The End of Civilization in 90 Tableaux, has made it through to quarter finals of the Final Draft Big Break Contest with a TV pilot about the USA’s first African-American composer.

Charlotte Wolf, meanwhile, will be taking up an exciting opportunity in the new year to teach filmmaking to potential cineastes in Sierra Leone.

Tom Maine and Andrew Slater continue to be busy with their various productions – and Nick Marwick, who acted in Afterimages and Common Ground, has also taken his first steps into film and television production.

Well done and good luck to all Beg Steal Borrowers!