A PORT television producer's career is on the up after he landed a job on a hit reality show.

Christopher Osborne is the junior production manager for The Only Way Is Essex, which is back on screens this Sunday.

The 29-year-old has just returned from Thailand where he was shoot scenes for the first two episodes, with filming set to continue until the end of May.

Christopher, of Cuillins Avenue, said: "This is the first time I've been away filming abroad.

"Thailand was a lot sunnier than Port Glasgow!

"It was hard work but you just get on with it.

"My role is about the logistics of the filming and helping to organise everything."

Christopher is fast making a name for himself in the TV and film world.

A short film he managed called 'Hooves of Clay', directed by and featuring Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison, has been shortlisted for a prize at The New Film Makers Los Angeles Awards next month.

He said: "It's great news, as we filmed it near enough two years ago.

"In those two years nothing really happened because it was in the edit.

"But at the start of last year we got a couple of hits at the film festivals and once that happened, everything seemed to go from there.

"Blake had been in 'A Very English Scandal' with Hugh Grant and was the star of the celebrity Soccer Aid match last year when he won it for England on penalties.

"It generated a lot of publicity for the film."

The film has also won the 'best film' at The Rob Knox Film Festival in London which is in memory of the actor who played Marcus Belby in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

Christopher worked on another short film called 'Concrete & Flowers' which was screened at the Glasgow Short Film Festival and is soon to be broadcast on the new BBC Scotland Channel in the coming weeks.

He said: "I was sound recordist on it and it was made about five years ago and has sat on the edit floor for the past four years.

"It's great that something we worked on five years ago is now being recognised."

Christopher, a former St Stephen's High School pupil, also returned home to produce a film called 'That Hungry Love' a film featuring all local talent which was written by local teacher Sean McLaughlan.

He said: "It's a real community project as all of the cast are local with many in the local amateur dramatic clubs.

"It stars Kevin Murphy, Jacqui Templeton, Calum McVittie and Lynette Beaton."

Christopher says he's excited about the future with lots of exciting prospects on his radar.

He said: "It's a freelance business so I don't know what's round the corner."