Filmmaker on his way to going pro

ON LOCATION Behnam Taheri, in the white tee-shirt, is producing a short film for his university work, King For A Day, which will be screened by BAFTA in June.
ON LOCATION Behnam Taheri, in the white tee-shirt, is producing a short film for his university work, King For A Day, which will be screened by BAFTA in June.
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A young filmmaker from Mirfield at the start of a promising career in the movies will soon get to see his work on the big screen.

Behnam Taheri, who grew up in Mirfield, is currently studying film at the prestigious University of Westminster.

As part of his final year coursework, the 22-year-old is producing one short film and has written another which was inspired by the time he spent working as a milkman in Upper Hopton.

They are two of four short films which will be screened by BAFTA in June.

Behnam, of Shillbank Lane, said: “It’s hard work, but it’s exactly what I want to do.”

The film he is producing, King For A Day, has a crew of around 40 people who are working to raise the cash to cover their £8,000 budget.

“We are making a film at a professional level with a professional sized crew,” Behnam, who went to Castle Hall School, said.

“It’s not just going out with a camera and a couple of mates. It’s exactly like it would be in the real world.”