April 26, 2014 9.52 am This story is over 115 months old

Lincoln director spotlights 130-mile Roman charity walk

As the Romans do: A Lincoln film team are following a trio of historical authors as they make a 130-mile journey across Italy for charity.

Anthony Riches, Ben Kane and Russell Whitfield are names usually found bound across works of historical fiction. As of this April however, the trio donned Ancient Roman armour for a 130-mile charity walk in Italy and a Lincoln film crew are capturing every step.

A crew of four, headed by Urban Apache and Red Dog Film Director Philip Stevens will record the fundraising challenge from start to finish and present a feature documentary of the effort on their return.

To mark the launch of the venture dubbed the 2014 Romani Walk, the team released a comical trailer outlining the challenges of the costumes during rehearsal.

The challenge will last 7 days and is in aid of Combat Stress and Médecins Sans Frontières.

The route takes the team along the Appian Way in Italy and would require then to cover at least 19 miles per day from the Ampitheatre in Capua to the Coliseum in Rome.

Director Philip Stevens said: “It is a really unique opportunity for me as a director to accompany them on their journey for these wonderful charities.

“They are all very charismatic, funny guys and as they write about ancient Rome they are incredibly knowledgeable about the locations we are visiting.

“The film will be part experiential archaeology, part fly on the wall, part historical documentary.

The documentary will be aired on television towards the end of 2014.

To find out more about the causes and to make a donation, you can visit the team’s fundraising page.