FORMER Hollyoaks star and Stockton Heath’s Darren Jeffries will host a panel discussion to help celebrate north west filmmakers as part of the Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival.

The Festival has teamed up with Pyramid-based Ludovico to present Cine Hustle on Thursday, November 25 where Oscar and BAFTA-winning talent will be showcased on screen at the Pyramid.

The showcase will include a screening of four independent short films followed by a panel discussion hosted by Darren, an actor, producer and director.

Among the line-up is a film called Roy directed by Tom Berkeley and Ross White and starring Game of Thrones and Harry Potter actor David Bradley.

READ MORE >Coffee giant to open second branch in town

The BAFTA winner plays a lonely and reclusive widower who cold calls strangers from the phone book for brief moments of companionship. But when he calls adult hotline worker Cara (Rachel Shenton), an unlikely friendship is born.

Host Darren Jeffries, who runs Ludovico, said: “Warrington’s filmmaking community and films fans from across town are going to love this event. We have a brilliant selection of shorts that cater for everyone, with outstanding talent on both sides of the camera.

“We’ll also have an in-depth Q&A with our filmmakers on the night – a fantastic opportunity for any budding writers, directors, producers or actors who want to learn more about the filmmaking process.”

Danny Miller’s Pace is based on true events. It is about an expectant father who throws a gender reveal party with his partner. Everyone is in high spirits until a few alcohol-infused moments cause things to get out of hand.

Pace is Danny’s first feature after previously being best known in front of the camera.

Danny said: “This is my first project as a filmmaker and completely self-funded with a budget of £2,000 and a lot of favours. I can’t wait for you to see it.”

Cine Hustle will also be proudly showcasing Home Soon Come by Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival open competition 2020 winner Hope Strickland.

The film is part of an ongoing project with the elderly Caribbean community in South Manchester with an exploration of what it means to find ourselves at ‘home’.

Zeynep Kaserci’s Ocak completes the line-up whose short documentary film tells the story of a family who earn their livelihood as hazelnut cultivators in rural north-eastern Turkey.

Visit for tickets.