AN OTLEY teenager has enjoyed a taste of Hollywood - by taking a limousine ride to the premiere of his first film.

Fifteen year old film-maker Jacob Peel rode in style to Keighley Picture House on Sunday, September 8 - thanks to the generosity of a cast member - for the debut screening of Justified Abduction.

The Prince Henry’s Grammar School student began work on the film two years ago, pulling together the actors he needed through social media. Writing on Facebook before the premiere, he described Justified Ambition as ‘a big passion project’ and warned those planning to attend to expect bad language and violence as he had wanted to use ‘realism and grittiness’ to tell the story.

Commenting after the screening, he said: “Thank you so much to the cast and crew for the incredible experience and thank you to the audience and Keighley cinema. It went amazingly!”

His mother, Samantha Stringer, can remember the exact moment that Jacob caught the movie-making bug.

She said: “Jacob started being interested in film-making after watching Super 8. As soon as the credits rolled he was up making an animated film with a little pink camera we had.

“He moved on through animations to doing clips with his brother and friends around the house.

“By the time he got to Prince Henry’s he was hooked and in the first week approached the media teacher, Ms Ellis, about starting a lunch time film club. He made a film at school called Choices, with some friends, which got rave reviews and the school asked him to do a road safety video which won £200 for them.”

A big fan of Peter Jackson’s films based on The Hobbit, Jacob has even met some of the cast from the fantasy trilogy - and received encouragement in his film-making from actor Jed Brophy, who played the dwarf Nori.

Jacob was inspired to make Justified Abduction after watching an episode of the crime drama DCI Banks which had been filmed near his home. Aged just 13, he set about finding the cast and went on to direct, shoot, produce and edit the film.

Samantha added: “He grew in confidence throughout. The crew were all amazing and one of the actors, Chris D’Arcy, offered to fund a premiere and for them to arrive in a limo to celebrate his work.

“The cinema was amazing on Sunday and Jacob and the team had the best day - posters had been provided by Dotty Print in Ilkley, who were also very supportive. We are grateful to everyone who has helped Jacob, and are extremely proud of him.”