Young city film director hopes for lucky first night

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A young Milton Keynes director is set to première his post apocalyptic based film on the most fitting day of the year – Friday the 13th.

Tom Dexter, 18, is premièring his short movie Remnant at the Creed St Theatre and Arts Centre, Wolverton, on Friday at 7pm with free entry to all.

The film is a short post apocalyptic story about one man’s journey to overcome his cowardice despite the challenges he faces along the way.

Former Stantonbury Campus student Tom has created Remnant in collaboration with cameraman James Smillie and director of photography Mark Jepson with local young composer Anya Hussain.

Speaking ahead of the première he said: “I’ve been interested in film ever since I started at Stantonbury, where I joined the Cine Club there under my teacher Paul Bush.

“When he left I transferred to Film Club where I was involved in the making of a English Civil War film called ‘Our Brother’s Country’ mostly as just an actor, but that was mainly what got me inspired to make my own.

“After that I went on to make a zombie movie called ‘Zombie Day’ with some friends which I made in 2011 and then I decided to make my own, hence Remnant.

“My favourite bit about the film making progress is the actually editing of it together where you can see all your ideas finally taking shape.”