A SHORT film produced by a Keighley team could be screened at a top festival later this year.

Sully Lad, which is currently being edited, is set for submission to Raindance – the biggest indie film festival in the UK – this autumn.

The film is based on the true story of a young man caught-up in crime in Keighley battling to resume a respectable life.

Producer is Mickey Thompson and director Bob Jordan and Sully is played by Simon Pickles, of Ingrow.

Skipton Court featured in the filming.

Also involved in the project was award-winning East Morton-based hip hop entrepreneur Sabir Hussain – aka Saby Khan – who played an undercover police officer.

“The film was an opportunity to express that more needs to be done to help young people who get caught-up in crime,” he said.

“These young people just need a chance to show what they can achieve if given the right support from Government bodies to help hone their talent and skills.

“I have known Mickey Thompson for 20 years and he has amazing movie production skills. Next year I’ll be helping him to set-up a Yorkshire Film Festival.

“There is a lot of film-making talent in Keighley.”

Saby is also co-writing a crime thriller, to be filmed in Bradford and Leeds later this year.