Filming of thriller takes place in Worthing hotel

Filming The Graveyard Shift at the Cavendish Hotel
Filming The Graveyard Shift at the Cavendish Hotel

THE filming of a psychological horror set in an eerily quiet hotel has just finished in Worthing.

The Graveyard Shift, written by Matt Prior and directed by Jonathan Vinicombe, was filmed last Saturday and Sunday at the Cavendish Hotel, in Marine Parade, which has been empty since September.

More than 20 people came together for the shooting of the film, which is being produced by Worthing-based United Magic Films.

The company previously made films about kite-surfers from across the area, including Lewis Crathern. and recently the new Splashpoint swimming pool, which was opened at the beginning of the month.

Matt, a graduate of the Northern Film School, in Leeds, said he felt a sense of relief now the filming was done.

He said: “For me, the real hard is over because it’s very difficult organising a short film when you’re dealing with 20 people who are working for free.

“We got all the footage we needed and it was an amazing experience.

“There is still a lot of work to do, but as far as I’m concerned a lot of the stress is off now.”

The film’s plot centres on a man who suspects there might be a presence with him while he is working on a late-night shift at an empty hotel.

Matt, 24, from Padwicks Field, Fittleworth, said the story was inspired by his own experience of working at the Cavendish at night.

He said: “When I worked in the evening shifts there was sometimes very little to do.

“I would think about plot ideas when I was there.”

Having completed shooting the film, editing work will now take a couple of months.

Once completed, the film will be sent to film festivals around the world.