A WIDNES entrepreneur with a penchant for video production has set up a business for budding film makers across Halton and beyond.
Neil Rostance, 22, a graduate of Salford University, has established Fat Free media, a video and television production company with support from Halton council's arts development team.
He aims to work with local film makers, especially those who aim to document the lives of people across the Merseyside area.
The company has worked with BAFTA award winning film composer Bill Connor to create a short film tracing Halton's rich industrial history and it already has a number of successful projects under its belt.
They include a short film set in Halton called Sparks which was nominated for the Short
Fiction award in the Royal Television Society Awards 2006.
Also in the pipeline are projects to help young people in Halton and Knowsley to develop their film-making skills.
Martin Cox, music development officer at Halton Council, said: 'Neil is one of Halton's most promising emerging artists. He brought five years of professional experience with ITV and BBC to this project and the results are way beyond what we had hoped for.
'It is a great pleasure to give Neil a platform to develop this unique company.
'Fat Free has a lot to offer Halton in terms of opportunity, experience and quality'.
Mr Rostance said: 'Fat Free Media want to raise the media activity in Halton so that everybody can have access to film-making, television skills and opportunities.'