Local lad wins award for debut feature film - WATCH TRAILER

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INTELLIGENT, sophisticated, brooding.

That’s how one film fan website described a new movie by Sheffield lad Jonathan Green.

And just as impressed were commissioners for the prestigious Bradford International Film Festival where it will be played alongside the likes of Woody Allen’s latest release and Hollywood blockbuster The Brothers Grimm.

Not bad for a 24-year-old’s £10,000 debut feature shot in Sheffield and York.

“We’re pretty happy with how it’s been received,” smiles Jonathan, writer and producer of Innocent Crimes. “Being on the same bill as Woody is mind-blowing.”

Not that he should be so surprised. The film noir - which tells the story of an accountant discovering the lure of booze, jazz and girls, and featuring one-time Emmerdale actor George Telfer - has already received praise at several American festivals.

Now Dore lad Jonathan, who also worked on the up coming Pirates Of The Caribbean, is hoping it will get a distribution deal.

“That’s the goal,” he says. “We’re sure we’ve made a really good film and we want people to see it.”

It shows at Bradford’s Cubby Broccoli Cinema on Saturday, 1pm. There’s a Sheffield screening at The Showroom, in Paternoster Row, on March 27, 10.30am.