A community film production workshop has been arranged by three film creators who hope to inspire film making at a local level.
Cheryl Gooding, Andre Lawson and Rochellle Mightly, all originally from Huddersfield, run ICPROFILM (Innovative Creations Professional Film Company).
They hope to discover untapped talent and also share their experience of the industry.
Andre explained: “I got involved in small roles being a supporting artiste on various BBC programmes and adverts, even auditioning for short films, many people in the community were making themselves on a budget.
“Having had that experience, I am extremely motivated and I plan to repeat this in my home town of Huddersfield.
“I intend to regularly run community projects that will teach people of all ages how to film and produce their work.
“In turn, I would like this to be the building process of a team of like-minded people with a passion to film, produce and act that will go on to excel in making short films and eventually movies.
“I believe there is a lot of talent in Huddersfield being wasted because people feel they may not have the proper networks to do this.
“I also feel many may think that because they never attended college or university to study media or performance studies that they don’t have a wider, more advanced skill set.
“This fast-track programme will not only give people those skills but may even encourage people to go into study to learn further and start a career in the film and media industry.”
The workshop aims to bring amateurs or experienced producers, scriptwriters and editors together.
The company has been given support from the National Lottery to expand.
The course is on Saturday, January 10.
For more details and to get involved send a short video and details about yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org.