Made-in-Hartlepool movie pits Batman against Jack the Ripper

Adam Bouabda is hoping people will back his new movie, Ripper.
Adam Bouabda is hoping people will back his new movie, Ripper.

Movie fans can find out more about a film which is being made in Hartlepool - including a chance to back it.

A fundraising night will be held on Friday, August 28, for people to find out more about Ripper.

We want to get people down here to show them who we are and give them a reason to get involved in the film

Adam Bouabda

It pits Jack The Ripper against Batman and members of both the cast and crew are expected to be at the Flix movie cafe in Church Square in Hartlepool next Friday.

From 7pm, there will be a chance to see the film’s trailer as well as exclusive footage and clips from the movie.

There will be a question and answer session and doors open at 7pm with screenings from 7.45pm.

The night will also include a chance to see screenings of other fan films.

The fundraising night is free to attend and there will also be free pizza on the evening.

But the film’s producer Adam Bouabda is hoping people will also help to fundraise the rest of the filming of Ripper.

Most of the film was shot in June but scenes featuring Jack The Ripper have still to be shot.

They are now expected to take place at the end of September.

Adam explained why the Flix evening was being held. He added: “We want to get people down here to show them who we are and give them a reason to get involved in the film.”

The 20-minute production called Ripper has been filmed mostly in Hartlepool at landmarks such as the Historic Quay, HMS Trincomalee and Borough Hall, as well as the Victorian street at Preston Park. Each is used as an 1888 backdrop for a film depicting the last day’s of Jack The Ripper’s murderous spree.

Any company interested in supporting Ripper can email rippermovie@gmail. com or visit https:// www.indiegogo.com/ projects/ripper-a-batmanfan-ilm-post-production#/ story to pledge their support in return for different levels of rewards. The movie organisers are hoping to raise £5,000.

Anyone wanting more details should contact (01429) 863300.