A PORT producer is fast becoming a ‘shooting star’ — after being signed up to work with one of the UK’s biggest TV and film stars.
Former St Stephen’s High pupil Christopher Osborne has hit the big time after landing a production manager job on Goat — a short film directed by and featuring Blake Harrison, star of hit comedy TV show and film The Inbetweeners.
The 27-year-old, of Cuillins Avenue, says he can’t wait to start work with Blake, who most recently starred in the new Dad’s Army film alongside Catherine Zeta Jones.
He said: “We’re going to start shooting in a few weeks in London and I’m really looking forward to it.
“I’m hoping that if that goes well then I can bring what I learned back to Inverclyde.”
Christopher has secured work on a string of hit shows.
He was the production manager for Roadkill — a short film broadcast on Channel 4 which was written and directed by TV presenter Reggie Yates, pictured with Christopher.
Christopher, who divides his time between Inverclyde and London, added: “Working with Reggie Yates was great; he is the ultimate professional.
“Tosin Cole, who was in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, was in the film as well.”
Christopher spent much of last year working as a production co-ordinator on BBC One comedy shows Only an Excuse, Scot Squad and Burnistoun plus a short film.
He said: “It has been a busy and exciting past 12 months and it’s nice to be working on projects that I’m proud of.
“Everything I learned through places like the Beacon, the old Arts Guild, RIG Arts and Inverclyde Community Development Trust, is being put into practice down here in London but just on a bigger scale.”
One of the projects that Christopher is most proud of is working on Channel 4’s trailer for the Paralympic Games which was aired last summer.
He said: “It was brilliant and my first time working on an advert.
“It was something to be proud of when the advert came on TV and I saw adverts plastered over London.”
Now Christopher is hoping to bring his talents back to Inverclyde to shoot a new short film called That Hungry Love.
He said: “’It is a script written by Sean McLaughlan, who is also an English teacher at Clydeview Academy, and we are hoping to do it as community project with BAFTA New Talent nominee James Price.”