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Indie documentary Royal is guaranteed to melt your heart


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Kristian Kane and Lewis Carter chart the incredible history of Royal Marine Commando George ‘Ted’ Owens, and the trailer alone is likely to make you well-up. 

Kane and Carter’s latest short is a far-cry from their previous efforts (horror-comedy Campfire Story couldn’t be further from the words ‘moving documentary’ if it tried) but is sure to show a completely different side to the upcoming filmmakers. Pegged as a tribute to an incredible war hero, it plumbs down deep into the life story of one of the country’s oldest living WW2 Marines. 

Royal follows 92-year-old Ted Owens as he journeys from his remote home in the most westerly point of Wales to commando barracks across the country, as he reminisces about his life in the military, and how much the role of the commando has changed since he first landed on Sword Beach in 1944, at just 19 years of age. 

Part history doc, part character-driven drama, it’s a beautifully balanced piece of work about a truly inspirational journey.  And with Kane and Carter debuting the finished film at the end of the month, the wait is almost over. 

Royal will have its premiere in Ted's home town of Haverfordwest, at Merlin's Theatre, on 31st March. Free tickets are available here

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