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Open auditions this weekend for new coming-of-age Bromley film

PUBLISHED: 09:46 03 August 2016 | UPDATED: 09:46 03 August 2016

TJ Herbert (left) is searching for young Bromley talent

TJ Herbert (left) is searching for young Bromley talent

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The Bromley Boys is co-produced by Beckenham's TJ Herbert

Young actors and actresses could become the star of a Bromley based-film produced by a local filmmaker.

The Bromley Boys, inspired by the book of the same name, is a coming-of-age film following 15-year-old David Roberts as he supports the worst football team in the country – Bromley FC.

David finds himself falling in love with Ruby King, the daughter of the football club’s owner.

Local actor and filmmaker TJ Herbert is producing the film, and is looking for local talent to play the leading roles of David and Ruby alongside actors Alan Davies and Martine McCutcheon.

Mr Herbert, who first moved to Bromley when he was six-years-old, said: “My director and the other producer wanted to go down the traditional route, through talent agencies, to find our teenage actors.

“But I thought having some actors from Bromley would give it a bit more of a local flavour.

“I think there’s enough talent in Bromley to find these actors to play the characters.

“My director’s given me three weeks to find half a dozen boys and girls who will go to main auditions.”

The Beckenham-based filmmaker has spent four years trying to get this film off the ground.

Mr Herbert explained when he fell in love with the story.

“I was in the local Waterstones in Bromley, and I just saw a poster for the book.

“I picked it up and read it front to back overnight, once I’d finished it I tracked down the books author, who now lives in Connecticut, and asked whether we could turn it into a film.”

An open audition for the film takes place at the Churchill Theatre on August 9, with a call-back audition taking place on August 12. To register visit www.thebromleyboys.com

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