The Burying Party focuses on a fascinating final year for Owen, meeting such literary heavyweights as Robbie Ross, Charles Scott Moncrieff, Robert Graves and of course, his mentor, Siegfried Sassoon. In addition, he returned to the front after assessing his war record and existing poetry, earning the military medal for an attack at Joncourt where he captured an enemy machine gun.
On November 4th 1918, he finally fell at the Sambre-Oise canal in the culmination of The Somme campaign near Ors in France.
Filming has already taken place In Edinburgh, Wirral, Liverpool and North Yorkshire in September and Richard Weston, Writer and Director plans to complete the film and enter post production as soon as possible.
Richard Weston said: "The casting was rigorous, and we needed a team that could carry the weight of such a powerful story. Wilfred Owen (Matthew Staite) is a fascinating character who has never been truly realised. Dominic Hibberd's biography is immensely important in underlining his sexuality, which had a huge influence on his work."
The film includes actors such as Sid Phoenix (Florence Foster Jenkins) and Joyce Branagh, alongside the support of Andrew Caley as Robbie Ross.
The Burying Party 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 and then a wider release.
However, in order to complete the 'war scenes' filmed in Suffolk, Wrexham and St Luke's Church ('the bombed out church' in Liverpool) 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.'