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Watch the trailer to Telford-based film It's A Love Thing

Several Telford locations were used for a short film which received its premiere at the town's Odeon cinema, writes Carl Jones.

Watch the trailer to Telford-based film It's A Love Thing

It's A Love Thing, a story set in the 1980s is about two young schoolchildren's first love, prompted by their shared fondness of sci-fi classic Star Wars.

Boy meets new girl at school. Boy falls in love. Boy gives girl his favourite Star Wars figure. Girl has to leave town due to dad's job. Will boy and girl ever see one another again? That's the concept.

Members of the cast and crew from It's A Love Thing at its premiere at the Odeon in Telford. Claire Hickman, Hollie Thoupos, Sarah Whitehouse, Peter Overal, Andy Dodd

The 45-minute drama, which premiered at Telford's Odeon cinema, has many touching moments, a terrific foot-tapping nostalgic soundtrack for us children of the eighties, and charming turns by child stars Holly Thoupos and Peter Overal who delicately capture the innocence of that awkward first relationship.

Mangotree Films' production manager Claire Hickman, who also has a supporting role in the film, says: "We are organising more screenings in January locally, and would love to hear from any independent cinemas which would like to screen it for us."

The film is also due to be released on DVD and digital download some time in the new year.

You can follow the film's director Andy Dodd on Twitter - @mangotreefilms

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