Iconic Yorkshire legend, Sean Bean is set to narrate a new film promoting Yorkshire. The Game of Thrones star has worked with a team of award-winning filmmakers to promote God’s Own Country.
The Sheffield-born actor is no stranger to promoting to Yorkshire, his Yorkshire Tea ‘Do It For Yorkshire’ campaign is one of the best adverts to be made ever.
The cinematic film campaign Project Yorkshire, is set to showcase ‘God’s Own Country’ to millions of people worldwide.
The film has been invested in by a range of Yorkshire businesses such as Masons Gin, Kirklees College, Hunters and Siddall and Hilton, along with local authorities, including Leeds, Hull, Bradford and Kirklees, and several businesses.is currently in the final stages of post-production and will be promoting the county and aims to attract visitors, students and more.
Filmmakers Sid Sadowskyj and Scott Elliott, known for their film Scott and Sid, winner of Best British Film in 2019, recognised that they could help promote their home county and attract visitors, students and investment back into Yorkshire after the end of the pandemic.
Sid Sadowskyj, said: “It’s been a huge honour to work with him on this project as it’s clear it means just as much to him to champion his home county as it does to us.
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“Whilst sat in the recording studio, Sean said the first line of the script and Scott and I just looked at each other and fist bumped. We knew this was going to be something special.”
Project Yorkshire is a cinematic approach to destination marketing “designed to showcase and promote God’s Own Country” to the whole world.
Mr Sadowskyj said: “Scott and I came up with the idea of creating a short film that could act as a ‘calling card’ for local councils, businesses and anyone else in the region to use to promote all that is great about Yorkshire and why we believe it is the best place for people to visit, live and invest.
“We want to send out a clear message to people both nationally and internationally that God’s Own County is back open for business.”
The film trailer is set to be released in July and it will be launched in August, following a campaign promoting the region with hopes from the filmmakers that the film will be widely shared online.
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