A budding director from Farcet is hoping to wrap up a national film competition judged by some of the top names in the British movie business.
PJ Liguori, from Farcet, has been named as the lucky 13th finalist in the Virgin Media Shorts, the largest contest of its type in the country and judged by the likes of actress Julie Walters and the director of The Iron Lady and Mamma Mia Phyllida Lloyd.
Previous winners of the £30,000 prize have gone on to scoop Bafta awards.
His film was the most popular on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, landing him the last spot on the shortlist of films.
The budding director, now studying at the University for the Creative Arts, in Surrey, filmed and directed himself in PJ, Tiny Planet Explorer.
It follows the eccentric adventures of PJ as he travels from world to world in a two-minute surreal story.
PJ (21) said: “I got the inspiration from some software which turns 360-degree panoramic pictures into round shapes and look like worlds and I wondered how that would work in video.
“If I was to win this competition it would be amazing. Hopefully it will open doors and mean I could work with some really talented people.
“I hope to continue making video shorts. I really like creative story-telling and film is something I want to get into.”
The video took PJ about a week to film and cost just £2, which was the price of the pizza used in the video.
He is also in with a chance of winning The People’s Choice Award and a prize of £5,000, which is voted for by the public online at Virgin Media Shorts