A Chester man with ambitions to be a film director has won a BBC short film competition.
Former Catholic High School student Philip Chidell, 20, submitted his two-minute film Pong to the competition on BBC Radio 5 Live's film review show with Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo.
The film, about an animated ping-pong ball and a slinky, was chosen from hundreds of entries and shown on BBC News.
Philip said: “I was given an official 'U' certificate by the British Board of Film Classification and I also appeared on their weekly 5 Live show.”
Philip’s 26-year-old brother Mike – both are former Chetham’s School of music pupils – composed the music for the film and Philip made a short behind-the-scenes video explaining how the film was made.
Philip said: “Mike studied the violin at Cologne's conservatoire, before deciding to go and teach disadvantaged children in Colombia for 18 months.
“He composed the score whilst he was in Colombia and I was in Chester, and we communicated and exchanged ideas through video calls.
“My parents helped me put together the various tricky effects to make the film, and my oldest brother Adam, an English teacher in London, gave me some ideas for the structure of the story. So it was very much a family effort!”