Shields of Justice – the best no-budget feature film shot in Exeter and set in the 70s (according to a tweet) – is nearing completion.
The retro cop comedy, which draws on classic American cop shows of the 1970s – think a fast-paced, snappy dialogued pastiche of Dragnet and Starsky and Hutch – has been turning locations in the South West into US metropolis Patriot City, circa 1978.
The movie is directed by Exeter filmmakers Tom Hutchings and Ben Tallamy, and went into production in 2009.
The plot follows the fearless cop duo of Crash and Burn as they piece together the killing of retired officer by demented uber-villain Cop Killa.
The team has pieced together a cast of character to create depth and backstory to their movie, and you can catch up with them on the Shields of Justice site, which also includes the behind the scenes footage, wallpaper and other goodies.
And while you’re waiting for the movie to be completed, here’s a teaser trailer