Adam hoping new movie is his big break

Local actor Adam Probets has starred in a film 'Five Pillars'
Local actor Adam Probets has starred in a film 'Five Pillars'

An actor from Halifax is hoping his role in a new independent film will prove to be his big break.

Adam Probets plays one of the leading parts in Five Pillars, which follows a former soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan.

The lead character’s story is one of several which collide in interweaving stories of liberty, identity, tolerance, responsibility and class.

Adam, 24, from Calre Mount, is currently on an acting and performance course at Calderdale College.

He has a national diploma in acting and shot the film between December 2012 and February this year in Sheffield and Rotherham.

Adam says his role in the movie came about thanks to a chance meeting with Rotherham-born writer and director Jon Rosling, for whom Five Pillars is his debut feature film after working on several short films.

He said: “I was doing a pilot for the BBC and Jon was doing some work on it as a a cameraman and invited me to audition for a film he’d written and I got the part.

“Before that I’d been doing short films and student films and since Five Pillars I’ve worked on another feature film. Hopefully it might be a break for me and help boost my profile.

“The director’s looking to get the première set up but it’s also been shown at a few festivals.

“My character Paul was very challenging to play as his personality changes completely during the film.

“But I like roles that really challenge me because that’s what gets the best out of you.

“I loved making it. It was the moment when I knew it was what I wanted to do.

“I’m proud of the film.I think it’ll do well, it looks very cinematic. I’m just so glad I took the opportunity.”

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