When the Visit Somerset team asked us to interview Ellie Kendrick about The Levelling back in 2016, our response was “yes, 100% yes”. We knew her as Meera Reed from Game of Thrones, so you can only imagine how excited we were to meet her and sit down for a chat about her latest project!
The Levelling is a feature-length drama about a woman who returns to her family farm following the 2014 Somerset floods and the death of her brother. Finding her home in disrepair, she must confront her father about the recent developments, overcome troubles on the farm and discover the circumstances of her brother’s passing. We won’t spoil it for you, but it’s well worth a watch.
If we haven’t convinced you, Ellie and Hope Dickson Leach, the film’s director, certainly will. Below is the full interview, where we ask Ellie and Hope why the film is based in Somerset, what they love about the county and what the film is all about.
It is definitely an experience we’ll never forget.