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Georgina Hall at Snips Hair Design, Oak Avenue, Todmorden.
Georgina Hall at Snips Hair Design, Oak Avenue, Todmorden.

And that’s a wrap! Todmordians are eagerly awaiting their big screen debuts after production crews finished filming in town.

Todmorden was chosen by Emu Films as the location for its new movie earlier this year, and crews have spent several weeks shooting scenes for the production.

Several of the town’s hairdressers are looking forward to seeing the final cut after being selected as venues for casting sessions.

Snips Hair Design, on Oak Avenue, was totally transformed.

Owner Georgina Hall said: “The salon looked quite nice but it’s been transformed into a tatty salon.

“It’s totally different. Nothing in it is mine.

“It’s been strange getting used to the new look.

“When my clients come in I tell them they are on location.”

Georgina, who also featured in the Derren Brown documentary last year, added: “The whole experience with the actors was great.”

Stone Hair Art, on Burnley Road, also hosted a casting session.

Stylist Shannon Saville filmed some scenes for the production after impressing the movie makers.

In addition to shooting scenes, there were some gunshots heard on the hills above Todmorden when the crew filmed a chase scene.

Tom Hardiman, of Emu Films, said it is a joint production with Screen Yorkshire, the British Screen Institute and Film4.

“It’s a film about family breakdown being shot around the area,” he said.

“The writer is originally from near here so he wrote about his experiences.

“It’s a return to his roots.

“This is our first feature. Hopefully it will be lead to another one.”

In addition to the movies, there have been reports of television crews from Channel 4 coming to Todmorden to film episodes of popular show Come Dine With Me.

And in another coup for Todmorden, the Electric Palace Theatre was granted a special licence to screen the premiere of Bafta-nominated film ‘I Am Nasrine’ before it goes on general release.

The film stars Todmorden-based actor Steven Hooper, who appeared in several productions at the cinema’s Hippodrome Theatre based in his younger days.