Students from Kirklees College lapped up the red carpet treatment at a Huddersfield film premiere.

The students were part of a 150-strong group from across Yorkshire who helped make the film.

Faust’s Growth, shot by The Co-operative British Youth Film Academy at Batley School of Art, had its regional premiere at the Odeon Cinema.

Kirklees students were involved in all aspects of the production.

 

The film is a re-telling of the classic story of Dr Faustus, a heartless businessman who has the chance to sell his soul to the devil in exchange for power and knowledge.

Student Josh Lightowler, 18, who studied the Extended Diploma in Performing Arts Level 3 at Kirklees College, said working on the film was a “great experience”.

He added: “I did a bit of everything on the film, including acting, lighting, make-up and I was also the sound man!

“Acting is what I want to pursue, but the experience showed me that the technical side was interesting too.”

Amy Lodge, 21, who played the head witch, said: “I absolutely loved being involved.

“It wasn’t just about the acting, it was about improving your skills and adding to your experience to help you when you leave college.”

Karen Matula, head of creative industries at Kirklees College, said: “We’re really pleased to have hosted the making of this film.

“It was brilliant to see the results of everyone’s efforts.”