HAWORTH school children gained an insight into what goes into producing a film when they were visited by actors and the director of a new film in the making.

Year five children from Haworth Primary met Elisaveta Abrahall, director of the new adaptation of Wuthering Heights, together with members of the cast.

Actors accompanying Elisaveta on the visit included Paul Eryk Atlas (playing the role of Heathcliff), Sha'ori Morris (Cathy), Richard Dee Roberts (Edgar Linton), Henry Douthwaite and Claire Cooper King (Mr and Mrs Earnshaw), Helen Fullerton (Ellen Dean), David Macey (Joseph) and Alex De Luca (Dr Kenneth).

This version of Wuthering Heights is due for international release in July next year, to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Emily Bronte.

Filming for the final scenes for the movie has been taking place on the moors surrounding Haworth.

Haworth Primary head teacher Helen Thompson said: "It was a truly inspirational visit. The children asked a wealth of questions both about the characters in the film and about what it takes to make a film.

"Our children will be using the visit as a stimulus for their own writing about Heathcliff, which follows on from the work that the class did with the Brontë Parsonage earlier this term.

"We're incredibly grateful to the team for taking time out of their busy schedules to come and work with us."

During their time in Haworth the cast and crew of the new film were guests of the parsonage museum, where they conducted a photo shoot with their production's official unit photographer Keith Johnson to celebrate the end of filming.

The last frames of the film were shot in the snow at Top Withins on November 26.

All principle cast members were at the parsonage for the photo-shoot and to write a line for Clare Twomey's art project, Wuthering Heights – A Manuscript, which is creating a handwritten copy of Emily Brontë's famous novel.

Sha'ori Morris said: "It's been such a privilege to take part in what is the most iconic story of passion against the brutally beautiful backdrop of the moors.

"Seeing and working with it in the snow on our final day here was a unique and breath taking experience."

Elisaveta has promised a Haworth premiere of the film in August 2018 in conjunction with the 200-year celebratory events.

She said: "The film has been five years in the making in total with two years of filming. So to film the last day in Haworth seemed very apt.

"We've been overwhelmed by the support of the local community, and the kindness of the Brontë Parsonage and Bronte Society.

"We hope to do Emily's story justice with the most authentic version of it to date, and hope that a Haworth Premiere will go some way towards saying 'thank you' to the community and everyone who has so kindly given us their support."

Ponden Hall outside Stanbury, inspiration for Thrushcross Grange, also featured in the last day's film shoot.

Leading cast member Paul Atlas said: "I've spent two years walking in Heathcliff’s boots, and what a trek it has been!

"Filming on the moors here felt right. The warmth shown by the Brontë Society and the community in Haworth has been like an open hearth against the winter cold."

All location photographs are by Keith Johnson Images