Telling the interwoven stories of a number of individuals and families across Europe at the beginning of WWII, World on Fire is billed as an ‘emotionally gripping’ drama that will leave viewers captivated. The sand dunes will feature in a particularly pivotal scene: a depiction of Operation Dynamo – the Dunkirk evacuations of 1940.
“We first met with the producers from Mammoth Screen in early January,” says Amy Pennington, our Fylde Sand Dunes Project Community Engagement Officer. “They came down to North Beach to discuss the possibility of using it as a filming location. They conducted a nationwide search and very quickly established that the dunes, large expanse of open, sandy beach and access to a nearby car park made North Beach the perfect spot.”