A UTTOXETER actor will be taking his most recent feature film to some of the UK’s biggest film festivals.
Aaron Jeffcoate, 20, who grew up in Uttoxeter and attended Thomas Alleynes High School, will be approaching national film festivals with his most recent release Five Pillars, which tells the story of an ex-soldier’s struggle for identity.
The film, by director Jon Rosling, follows the tale of ex-soldier Darren who finds himself back in England alienated by society and struggling to rebuild his past relationships.
Five Pillars’ variety of themes look at the identity crisis of Darren on his return to England, emotional betrayal on the part of his girlfriend and extremist political movements.
Mr Jeffcoate plays the role of Gary in Five Pillars, the best friend of Darren, and a young thug with a violent attitude who has joined the extremist ranks of the National Defence League.
The young actor said: “I played a lead role in Five Pillars and also had the opportunity to be a part of the production team.
“The film has recently been finished and we are now planning to take it to some of the UK’s biggest festivals.
“The trailer, for Five Pillars which was released a few months back, has reached nearly 80,000 views.
“The film is very related to modern British life and features as well as myself, other established actors, such as my dad George Newton who starred in Shane Meadows’ This is England and Dead Mans Shoes.”
Mr Jeffcoate has been pursuing his acting ambitions for more than eight years and has big plans for his future acting career.
He added: “In the future I hope to continue making films with the main focus being feature films.
“Lately I have also had the opportunity to write for a few projects and be on the producing team for a couple of films I have acted in.
“I have been acting for more than eight years and have worked on many TV and film productions after starting out on stage.”
Past parts played by Mr Jeffcoate have included roles in popular Channel 4 TV series Shameless, the BBC’s Doctors and Survivors as well as a role in ITV drama Scott and Bailey.
He has also played many leading roles in short films.
Further information on Five Pillars including a trailer is available at www.fivepillarsmovie.co.uk