A COMEDY-DRAMA that has been written, directed, and filmed by northern creatives will screen at an independent festival in Bury this weekend.

Directed by North West theatre director Paul Blinkhorn and written by Abdul Rahman Chunara, 'The J.O.B' is a quirky short film about work and the office banter and strange dynamics that go along with them.

Funded by the Victoria Wood Foundation, the production is made up of a host of local creatives and was filmed at Leigh Spinners Mill for two days.

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Leigh's Number One album winners, The Lottery Winners, have also provided music for the project, which has been premiering this week at Bury Art Museum.

The film will then have its official unveiling at the museum's 'Happy Festival', which is inspired by the legacy of Bury-born comedian and actress Victoria Wood.

Leigh Journal: The film was shot at Leigh Spinners Mill in two daysThe film was shot at Leigh Spinners Mill in two days (Image: Paul Blinkhorn)

Paul said: "There is not a lot of money in the arts so to get funding from the Victoria Wood Foundation is amazing.

"It was shot in just two days at Leigh Spinners Mill and it really saw a bunch of working-class northern creatives pulling together to get it done.

"It was such a good project to work on and I loved working with everyone involved with it."

After the weeks screenings are over, Paul said he would love to take the film to further audiences at independent film festivals.

To find out more about the Happy Festival, you can visit the Bury Art Musuem website here.