LOCAL film director Carl Medland loves Greenwich so much, he made it the co-star in his first feature film 'The Cost of Love.'
"I love how Greenwich is a backdrop to many films and period dramas, but I feel these films never show Greenwich off as it is today. With The Cost of Love, we have captured contemporary Greenwich - in fact, the whole film is set in Greenwich."
The director, who has called Greenwich home for thirteen years, continues:
"I love Greenwich with all my heart and believe as a gay man it has much appeal in its gay friendly community, not just the gay bars I have seen open and close over the years but also it's about the people and characters that live in the royal borough.
"My film has won Best Feature at an international film festival and has been nominated for Best Film nine times. Whilst touring with the film around the world it’s interesting to hear the comments on the film."
The Cost of Love was nominated for Best Film at a recent film festival where, ironically, it was beaten by Medland's second film, The Adored.
"Despite not winning, the audience commented on the location and how beautiful Greenwich is. This is very common feedback I get at the international festivals. They love the characters and the place; both of which are why I remain living in Greenwich."