Watch first glimpse of Eat Your Principles short-film in Suffolk - can you recognise settings?

A still from the filming of Eat Your Principles, featuring protagonist Phil Fuller and his duck foll

A still from the filming of Eat Your Principles, featuring protagonist Phil Fuller and his duck follower. Picture: EAT YOUR PRINCIPLES - Credit: Calabria Films

Makers of short film capturing Suffolk’s “desolate beauty” say they are “excited” to share the first snippet of their work.

A still from the cinematic trailer of Eat Your Principles, which features local actors and extras. P

A still from the cinematic trailer of Eat Your Principles, which features local actors and extras. Picture: EAT YOUR PRINCIPLES - Credit: Archant

Sam Travis, an award-winning filmmaker who grew up in Claydon, said he was “really proud” of the trailer for Eat Your Principles, which was shot near Ipswich and the surrounding countryside last year.

Written and directed by Ana Garcia Rico, the film tells the tale of “a war between an isolated man and his conscience” whose outlook on life begins to change after being followed by a duck, played by Pueblo the Duck.

Mr Travis, a cinematographer, was keen to film at locations close to where he grew up to highlight the region’s idyllic landscapes.

After issuing an appeal through this newspaper for local actors and extras to take part in the film, Mr Travis said he was “overwhelmed” by the response, with more than 300 offers of support.

Phil Fuller, the misanthropic protagonist in Eat Your Principles. Picture: EAT YPUR PRINCIPLES

Phil Fuller, the misanthropic protagonist in Eat Your Principles. Picture: EAT YPUR PRINCIPLES - Credit: Archant


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A crowd-funding campaign eclipsed its £5,000 target by 20%, with the extra cash going towards the distribution of the film, which will be submitted to national and international film festivals.

The newly released trailer offers viewers the first glimpse of what is to come.

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“Since our last update, we’re excited to finally show everyone a snippet of what we’ve been working on,” said Mr Travis.

“Ana always had intentions of creating a parallel universe very close to our own, something idealistic on the outside but bizarre and unsettling on the inside.

“With the trailer, we’re hoping to introduce the more unsettling nature of this world as it binds together many of the themes we explore in the film. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a good trailer if it didn’t ultimately make you want to see a little more.”

Sharing the trailer on Facebook, he added: “We’re really proud of the outcome, and we can’t thank everyone enough for supporting us from the beginning and believing in our project. We’re now adding the final touches and working on the original soundtrack with our talented composer. Keep an eye on our social media for further updates regarding premiers and festival submissions.”

Mr Travis, a graduate from the University of the Arts London, won nine awards for his previous project.

The team is looking for venues to host the premier. Email here .

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