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Life of Lowestoft documentary showcasing Suffolk town to be premiered online for first time




A documentary telling the 'well-deserved' story of a Suffolk coastal town will premiere online for the first time this evening after sell-out screenings earlier this year.

Life of Lowestoft, created by young filmmaker and resident Joshua Freemantle, is a feature-length film featuring historic footage of the town, as well as photos and stories from the community.

Production of the film started in June of last year, and it was premiered to audiences at the town's East Coast cinema in September.

Life of Lowestoft documentary by filmmaker Joshua Freemantle is set for its online premiere this evening. Picture: Life of Lowestoft
Life of Lowestoft documentary by filmmaker Joshua Freemantle is set for its online premiere this evening. Picture: Life of Lowestoft

More than 240 people watched the film across its three sell-out screenings, prompting extra showings to be added as a result of the demand.

Mr Freemantle said the aim of the documentary was to help promote the UK's most easterly town regionally and nationally, and showcase its past, present and future.

Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk, Lady Clare Euston, who has supported the film, said: “It’s such an extraordinary documentary, it’s absolutely brilliant, clear and passionate about Lowestoft, and it’s full of hope for the future.

Life of Lowestoft, created by young filmmaker and resident Joshua Freemantle, is a feature-length film featuring historic footage of the town, as well as photos and stories from the community. Picture: Life of Lowestoft
Life of Lowestoft, created by young filmmaker and resident Joshua Freemantle, is a feature-length film featuring historic footage of the town, as well as photos and stories from the community. Picture: Life of Lowestoft

“It’s probably the first time that someone has shown Lowestoft in all its best light, it’s a wonderful documentary because there is so much the town can offer and a lot of people as you have the wrong perception of Lowestoft that isn’t true today – there’s so much to offer and going on.”

Now it's been two months since Life of Lowestoft's world premiere, Mr Freemantle said he, and others who worked on the film, were 'excited' at the prospect it could reach even more people.

He said: "We're now excited to announce the YouTube premiere of Life of Lowestoft and it finally gives us the chance to share this with the world, our longterm ambition is to get the YouTube channel to 1,000 subscribers and we are asking for the local community's support.

"Lowestoft's very own documentary, which tells the 'well-deserved story' for the town."

The YouTube channel will also feature extended interviews, footage which did not make the final edit of the documentary and new content as part of 'part two' of Life of Lowestoft to be released in the near future.

People are invited to watch along virtually on the Life of Lowestoft YouTube channel at 7.15pm today. Alternatively, it will be available to watch any time afterwards.

To find the video visit lifeoflowestoft.co.uk/online-premiere, or for more information, visit lifeoflowestoft.co.uk.

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