An Ilkeston film maker is part of a team working on a short movie to promote the anti-knife crime message in the midlands.
Ashley Carter, 25, is working with McGibney Productions on the film which will be shown in schools and at youth clubs.
He said: “There’s a very serious message behind the film which is the reason we were keen to be involved.
“We were astonished when we read about the level of knife crime in the UK.
“There are 130,000 victims of knife crime per year which means every four minutes someone is stabbed.
“We want to target young people and get the message across and film is one of the best ways to do that.
“The film is about a teenager who goes into the night to avenge his brothers death but finds himself in a moral dilemma that will change his life forever.”
The team are in the middle of fundraising for the project and have so far collected £3,760 of their £5,000 target.
They are using the website Kickstarter.com which gives supporters the opportunity to buy scripts or visit to the set in exchange for their donations.
The film will be shot at various locations across Nottingham and will feature BAFTA winning actor Eliot Otis Brown Walters.