November 1, 2013
A group of local actors added a touch of drama to a photoshoot for the Smugglers Adventure this month.
Volunteers from The Hastleons and Bowler Crab Productions kindly agreed to assume the role of villainous smugglers for the photos – which were taken in front of a green screen at Blue Reef Aquarium.
The finished images, with appropriate backgrounds added, are being used on the attraction’s new website and will also feature in their 2014 leaflet and on other marketing materials.
Hastings photographer Owen Price, who has worked with the sites before, took the promotional pictures for the West Hill attraction.
Smugglers Adventure manager, Trevor White, who also starred in the shots, said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the actors and Owen for helping us out so much – we really couldn’t have done it without them.
“They were all very patient and extremely professional and we’re delighted with the results.
“We would also like to thank the Chalmers family who were our models for the shots taken at Smugglers Adventure later that day.” he added.
Smugglers Adventure is set in St Clements Caves, acres of caverns that conceal the thrilling history of smugglers, bootleggers and warring bloodthirsty gangs.
Visitors can explore the labyrinth of secret tunnels and passages and discover the dangers and hardships faced by Sussex smugglers of the eighteenth century.
More than 70 life-size characters, interactive displays, eerie lighting and sound effects and dramatic recreations bring this mysterious and often bloody world vividly to life.