Brendan Dennerley's short film The Wardrobe, which was shot around Maitland, has won an international award.
Written and directed by Mr Dennerley, the film took home the top prize in its category at the We Make Films Film Festival in England.
The Wardrobe features some familiar local faces, starring Matt Scholes who has been involved with some Repertory Theatre productions, and Daniel Rogers from Newcastle.
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The short film was shot around Maitland, and locals will be able to spot places near Morpeth and the Belmore Bridge.
Mr Dennerley, who is currently studying a PhD in film and media studies at the University of Newcastle, said he made the movie just for fun.
"I enjoy making movies and this was a script that I wrote and I didn't cringe while readying it, so I thought maybe I should put it together," he said.
Mr Dennerley said the film was put together with a bunch of people around Maitland, and is a comedy.
"It's a short film about two dudes who buy a wardrobe and have trouble getting it home," he said.
"They don't have a big enough car so they have to carry it home and they get into all these arguments with people on the street."
Mr Dennerley hopes to further promote Maitland's film scene, and has started a Facebook group called Maitland Film Society to support and encourage local film makers.
The Wardrobe is not yet available for public viewing, but Mr Dennerley hopes to have a live screening in Maitland soon, and said it will likely make its way onto Youtube in a few months once it has finished on the film festival circuit.