A film depicting the life of jobless young men in Greater Manchester, made and produced by a group of 10 local unemployed 18 to 24-year-olds, premiered at the Cineworld cinema in Bolton last month.
Mr One Million tells the story of Danny from the Breightmet area of Bolton, and highlights the experiences of the 1.02 million unemployed 16 to 24-year-olds across the UK.
Workshops led by local theatre practitioner Paul Hine began in March 2012, and involved the 10 participants (including Phil, Nicky, Steve J and Steve S, pictured) providing the ideas and opinions that formed the basis of a script written by TV and radio scriptwriter Louise Wallwein.
The group participated in all elements of film production either behind or in front of the camera. Actor Ciaran Griffiths, from TV series Shameless, worked alongside the men during filming, giving advice and helping them to develop their acting skills.
The film was funded through 18,000-home housing association Bolton at Home’s neighbourhood management east team and housing percent for art service.