A YOUNG filmmaker from Northwich is to see his work shown on national TV after making the final shortlist of a filmmaking scheme.

Danny Seymour will be one of five young filmmakers who will each make a short film to be broadcast on Sky Arts as part of shortFLIX - Creative England’s cutting-edge short film-making programme.

The flourishing scheme provides a valuable opportunity for young people to create diverse and representative films for broadcast, working with experienced professionals and benefiting from further training, mentoring and support.

Danny’s work, entitled ‘Offended’, centres around a middle-aged man who embarks on his first date for years in a near-future where people express their reactions in a very surprising way.

To get to this stage, Danny had to overcome over 300 other applicants and an initial development process that included a cohort of 26 shortlisted filmmakers.

Only five outstanding projects were selected by a panel of commissioners to reach the final shortlist, and each will receive a production award of £10k.

“This programme is so important for young filmmakers to gain the opportunity for hands on experience, along with funding to bring their ideas to life,” said shortFLIX ambassador Noel Clarke.

“This industry is renowned for being hard to get into, so it’s great to see that shortFLIX is supporting fresh, new talent.”

Gareth Ellis-Unwin, head of film and animation at ScreenSkills who run the project in collaboration with Creative England, said: “We’d like to congratulate all five finalists and we’re delighted to see such a wide range of voices included.

“Working with shortFLIX on the scheme is part of our ongoing work to help build a more inclusive workforce in the industry, with the experience to tell a range of stories with authenticity and cultural relevance.

“We look forward to seeing the finished shorts in the new year.”