AS filming on movie The Last Road nears completion, thousands of bikers are expected to converge in Westbury to help promote the movie.
Led by award-winning director John Wheeler, The Last Road has been filmed in the Westbury area and has two more major events coming up.
John, who describes the film as “drama with a surreal twist”, explained, “The Last Road has been in production for 13 months; filming has been taking place in and around the Westbury area using local businesses and locations wherever possible.
“The film is now at its closing stages and we are looking for a cinema release early in 2012.”
Firstly, the crew will be at the Christmas lights switch on in the town, on 25th November. John explained, “We will be filming this event and following on later in the evening we will be filming a band on stage in the High Street. This scene is designed to film all the cast and crew during the playing of our theme tune for the movie.
“Westbury Council is happy for us to film this event and any local people attending will have a chance to be filmed should they wish to do so.”
The second major event hopes to see thousands of bikers converge at the White Horse Country Park on 4th December. John said, “To promote our movie we are attempting to beat a world record of filming over 2,474 bikers in one motion over a two-mile stretch. We are aiming for 3,000.
“This event has been posted on Facebook and Twitter and many biker web sites throughout the country. ITV and national newspapers will be at the event which is being held at the White Horse Country Park, Trowbridge Road, Westbury. Local police will be attending while we film this event on the A350 between Westbury and the Yarnbrook roundabout and back to the park.
“Meet up is at 11.00am at the park and the biker run starts at 1.00pm.”