Owen himself grew up In Birkenhead and the production team have used as many locations in Wirral and Liverpool as possible. So far the Athenaeum off Church Street, Christ Church in Port Sunlight, Ness Gardens, Falkner Square, West Kirby and private family homes in Oxton, Hoylake and even Owen's old family home in Elm Grove in Birkenhead will feature in the production.
The production team at Sine Wave Media all hail from Wirral but have scoured the UK for the best actors to play the parts of the main characters such as Wilfred Owen (Matthew Staite), his mother Susan (Joyce Branagh), Siegfried Sassoon (Sid Phoenix - Florence Foster Jenkins) and Robbie Ross (Andrew Caley - Peaky Blinders).
Writer and director, Richard Weston said: 'This is has been a tremendous experience for all involved. Having grown up on the Wirral like Owen, it made sense to me to utilise the beautiful locations of the North West. One of the greatest features has been the help and co-operation of local venue owners who share our enthusiasm for the project.'
The film will be released in time for the major film festivals between Spring and Summer next year. It will also be shown at local venues 100 years after Owen's death with a retail release shortly afterwards.
However in order to complete the 'war scenes' filmed in Suffolk, Wrexham and St Luke's Church ('the bombed out church') the company has launched a Kickstarter appeal for funds to assist with paying and feeding actors, location fees and hiring crew members.
Weston added: 'We have come so far with production, and now we're onto the final push.'