MOVIE producer Benjamin Johns is working 19 hours a day at his Huddersfield home on a multi-million-pound movie.
He has had little chance to enjoy the glorious weather while putting in long days on the Wonderlust project.
His vision is to make a movie with the kind of box office power enjoyed by Brit hits The Full Monty or Four Weddings and a Funeral.
"I'm trying to put Wonderlust together to make it a mega-hit - a real British big hit feature film," he said.
Ed Furlong, Hollywood's bad boy star of Terminator 2, is set to take the lead role.
The movie, written by Ben Barraclough, follows the journey of two young surfers, Guy and Luke, down the Atlantic coast of Europe.
Filming should begin next spring.
"It's a film about love, a romantic road movie," says Benjamin. "There are touches of Thelma and Louise, touches or Easy Rider. It has also got the surf scenes, which are going to be fantastic visually."
"We have spent two-and-a- half years working on the Wonderlust script and done eight different versions. It's attracting world-class people.
"For the past two or three months I have been fully focusing on Wonderlust."
He added: "I can be up until one or two in the morning speaking to actors' agents.
"Every day I'm speaking to LA. They all expect you, as a producer over here, to work to their timetable."
Benjamin, a Bafta-nominated film producer, is the founder of Eye Cue Films, the production company which made the only movie shot entirely on location in Huddersfield.
And although Devil's Snow was, in his own words, flawed, it taught him vital lessons.
He has just returned to the town - where he studied for a theatre studies and communication arts degree - to spend more time with his new wife, Ayesha, 30, a lawyer, get away from the hubbub of London, prepare Wonderlust and also shoot a film called Shop Window.
That follows on from his first short, Candy Bar Kid, which came close to winning at the Baftas in February.
The Shop Window project is scheduled for completion by the end of December. He will then be able to concentrate all his energies on Wonderlust.
He said he had no wish to get involved with the commercial aspects of film or drama when younger.
He was a schoolboy actor switched on to the magic of theatre by his parents as he was growing up in the Wiltshire village of Edington.
While studying for his GCSEs he began directing, as well as writing his own material.
The course at Huddersfield then followed.
His graduation film was so eye-catching that Kirklees Council immediately commissioned him to make public information documentaries.
Eye Cue Films was set up with fellow graduates.
"It was great for everybody. We were driving up and down the country getting paid, filming people, interviewing people. This was the real thing."
The Media Centre in Northumberland Street was Eye Cue's home from 1997 to 1999.
The friends made about 25 corporate films as well as Devil's Snow, which premiered at the UCI in Huddersfield.
By the late 90s, Benjamin's work was increasingly taking him to London. He left his home in Beaumont Park to move down to the capital, making big-budget TV commercials.
But he still pursued his long-term movie ambitions.
Then in February came the breakthrough, when Candy Bar Kid was nominated for a British Academy Award
Benjamin added: "I'll produce three movies. Wonderlust will be the first. I will direct the fourth."