Halifax film company aims for the big screen

New film by Halifax film company Altruism Pictures
New film by Halifax film company Altruism Pictures
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An independent film company from Halifax is hoping to hit the big time with their new movie.

Altruism Pictures has produced a new film called The Son of Raw’s The Roman, the tale of a Roman general and a wondering slave who embark on an epic journey, and will première in Halifax next year.

The company is now appealing for funds so they can submit the film to festivals next year.

Lee Barnes, from Altruism Pictures, said: “We’re appealing to the general public, local businesses and industry professionals.

“It’s a very personal story to the director, who’s been working on it for five years.

“We filmed in local locations such as Copley Wood, Ripponden and Sowerby Bridge. All the production staff are from Halifax too, including Sarah Boocock, the producer, and Simon Rawson, the director.

“We only had a budget of £14,000 but the feedback we’ve had from people within the industry has been very positive.

“We’re aiming to submit it to all the major film festivals next year, including Amsterdam and Sundance.”

The funding campaign will run until December 14, while the company will also host an Arts Festival on December 1 at the Irish Club, featuring a short film, local singers, bands and comedians.