AN award-winning filmmaking teen from Stourbridge has finally released his debut feature film after three years in the making.

Max Tobin, 18, has recently released the final cut – all one hour and 46 minutes - of his existential heist movie ‘Enrichment’ onto Youtube to a positive response.

Filmed around the streets of Stourbridge, the dark comedy-drama follows the story of three teens who try to steal money from a drug dealer, featuring scenes of crime, violence and drug abuse.

Even though the former King Edward VI College student won’t be making another film of the length any time soon, he said he still enjoyed the “experience”.

He told the News: “I finally released it on Youtube a couple of weeks ago and so far the feedback I have received has been really positive.

“It was a hard challenge and took so long to write, film and edit it all together that it go to the stage where I just wanted to get it out there.

“I was hoping to have an official screening in Stourbridge, but that hasn’t worked out so my next big hope is to get it into a festival and have it screened there.

“There is a problem though in that there is not many under 18 festivals for feature length films. There are many for short films which I have entered films into in the past, but I am hopeful that it will get picked up.”

The film was only made possible after raising more than £1,400 on the crowd funding website Kickstarter – a website where people can support local and international projects in return for personal rewards.

Max added: “A number of my backers have watched it and are really pleased that they believed in me and the film.”

The young filmmaker got his first big break at the Reel Youth Film Festival when he was just 15, and earlier this year, Max picked up the prize for 'Best Under-18 Film' award at the Thurrock International Film Festival.

And being behind the camera is where Max hopes his future holds, as he awaits his A Level results this summer in a bid to get onto a film and television production degree at the University of York.

He said: “The course should provide me with a greater understanding of the writing and the actual practical production side of filmmaking which is an area where I feel I am lacking.

“But I have just finished making a music video for an up-and-coming Stourbridge rap artist, and I have plans to make a short horror film and a few public service announcement type films in the near future.”

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