A film producer is celebrating wining two awards at a film festival in London.

Film student Addison Keen,19, of Haltwhistle, is celebrating the news of a film he helped to produce winning two awards in Falcon International Film Festival based in London

The film is about PTSD and mental health issues, which had won Best Drama and director Gabriel Brown,21, of Alnwick, won Best First Time Director.

Addison, a film student at Newcastle university, was able to gain the experience of becoming a producer by working as an actor on short films with director Gabriel Brown before which helped him to 'branch out' to become a producer of 'Finding Your True Self' when he was asked.

Speaking about winning the awards, Addison said: "We feel that it's a great testament to the hard work that all the cast and crew, we're all very proud of what its achieved so far and are excited at where it will go and it's down to the amazing work of every individual that contributed their time, experience and also anyone that offered their financial investment to the project as to how and why we've gotten to this stage.

"We have seen some success of the film, including winning the awards mentioned before, as well as winning Best Feature Script at the 2020 Calcutta International Cult Film Festival and Best Feature Script at Prague International Monthly Film Festival, as well as receiving nominations at the CKF International Film Festival, Kosice International Monthly Film Festival and Rome Prisma Independent Film Awards for best feature script, Best First-time screenwriter and Best Feature screenplay respectively."

The film started pre-production just shortly before the November 2020 lockdown and filming commenced just as restrictions were easing in March 2021.

The crew filmed in Newcastle, Gateshead and Hexham, all shot on location included filming at Hexham's own Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Little Mexico and The Wall North Contemporary.

'Finding Your True Self' is set to premiere on Friday January 28th at Alnwick Playhouse and is also set to have an Amazon Prime launch shortly after the premiere.

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