The North Yorkshire coast is home to some stunning land and seascapes. Which is why we made my low budget horror feature film there.
‘Markham’ was shot in and around Whitby, and in the villages of Staithes and Skinningrove just a bit further up the coast.
Markham has become a very popular DVD in the area, it’s selling like Whitby hotcakes to be honest. You can purchase the film here on my director website. Just hit add to basket and a copy will come in the post pretty quickly.
Markham was almost entirely improvised with the actors, inspired some great locations in Staithes and the surrounding area, it’s based loosely on the short story ‘Shadow Over Innsmouth’ by H.P. Lovecraft.
Markham was shot in 2019 and 2020 on a low budget, and was initially released in 2020, The film has had some very good reviews – like the one here by David Dent a prominent horror reviewer (scroll down the pages to the section on ‘Markham’). He ends his review with one word ‘BRILLIANT’.
Below are a couple of different trailers and images below showing some of the local area used in the film. Make sure you get your copy here on my director website.
Matthew Cooper has been a scriptwriter for hire, UK Script editor and UK script consultant for over 20 years. He’s written for most of the UK soaps, including writing award-winning episodes of Emmerdale, EastEnders, Hollyoaks and Family Affairs and has been BAFTA shortlisted and Royal Television Society nominated as a script writer. His UK script coverage service, Script reading service and script development service are highly sought after.
You can find some of his broadcast credits on the IMDb.
You can contact Matthew directly to purchase his ebook The UK Soap Opera Script Writers Handbook.