04:00PM, Wednesday 27 April 2016
Steven Spielberg could be looking over his shoulder after a talented Slough filmmaker was chosen to produce a short film as part of scheme launched by Creative England.
Myriam Raja, 23, who lives in Manor Park, has been selected to shoot her next film ‘Shamas’ this summer as part of Creative England’s ‘iShorts’.
The scheme aims to help innovative filmmakers who have not yet attracted financial backing from the industry.
Former Baylis Court School pupil Myriam saw off competition from hundreds of other applicants as her script was just one of 16 selected to receive £5,000 towards its production from Creative England.
Shamas is a short film set in England which takes place against the backdrop of a mass refugee crisis.
Myriam and her Slough-based producers Resource Productions now need to raise £3,000 in the next two weeks to make the film.
Visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/shamas to support the project.