26th October 1999

 

 

STUDENT FILM-MAKERS LOOK FOR A BACKER

 

A student film-maker from Rochdale is looking for a sponsor to help him shoot a suspense thriller in the Peak District.

 

Arfan Majid (28), of Milkstone Road, Rochdale, is a third-year Media Production student at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside and needs about £500 to cover the costs of shooting on location for four or five days.

 

Shooting for ‘The Hill’, which will feature a cast of around six actors, will begin next month. “We haven’t worked out our budget yet but the money will fund transport for the crew, actors and equipment as well as props and on-site catering,” said Arfan.

 

The company which comes up with the cash will be credited as a sponsor on the film and could also benefit from product placements in the movie, which is to be entered in several film competitions.

 

“If it gets anywhere it will provide useful publicity for then sponsor,” Arfan added.

 

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor you can contact Arfan or his colleague Matt Sanderson on 07931 973276.

 

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For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk