Many thanks to local film maker Frank Baker for sending me the above photo of actor Mark Strong on location at Red Rocks. Strong is one of the stars in the new film entitled Blood that is being shown at selected cinemas now and is out on DVD (at amazon).
I’ve mentioned the filming of Blood a couple of times but never managed to see any of the actors. I’ve not yet seen the film, so no spoilers in the comments please! I did see something down at Red Rocks when the film crew were there so I’ve got an idea of at least one bit of the story line. And the DVD cover kind of hints at something happening on the beach and I don’t think we’re talking sandcastles with a moat!
Frank captured the actors and film crew at work in Stanley Road in his video that you can watch over on Youtube. Frank’s current film project involves a member of a 60s band called The Moroccans who, according to a comment on the post about the old Hoylake bandstand, played live in Hoylake a few times. This 60s band member also has links (I think) to The Tornados (first UK band to top the charts in America) and an artist called Heinz who was produced by Joe Meek (another interesting person to google). Frank would like to hear more about The Moroccans band – so please do leave a comment if you have any recollections of them.