Screenwriter Ollie Williams needs help in getting to Mexico.
AN Isle of Wight screenwriter invited to attend a prestigious film festival in Mexico is offering Islanders the chance to feature in his future work in return for helping him make the trip next month.
Ollie Williams, who scooped the Anthony Minghella Young Filmmaker of the Year award in 2010, has been invited to the in after his feature-length screenplay, My Navy Blue Summer, was officially selected by the event’s judging panel.
Earlier this year, the screenplay scooped the Reel Authors Screenplay competition best drama award and is now in the running for a prize at Oaxaca.
The festival has been described as one of the fastest-growing film festivals in the world, attracting thousands of people from the film industry and Ollie, a screenwriting student at Bournemouth University, said this could be a career defining opportunity.
But the 22 year old, from Great Preston Road, Ryde, must raise about £2,000 to fund his trip — which has led him to devise an innovative offer.
"I didn’t want to just ask people for money, so I came up with some ideas about what I could give people if they helped," said Ollie.
The offer includes having a character named after you in his next script, or even having your idea turned into a script by Ollie.
• Anyone interested in supporting Ollie can find out more at odwilliams.com