A group of young film-makers have travelled through space and time to put together an ambitious sci-fi movie.

Fifteen children aged between eight and 14 shot 'Last Contact' during an Easter workshop at Barnes Film Academy.

It was shot in various locations around Barnes including the OSO, Barnes Common and Duke Meadows.

Samuel Cullis, founder and course director, said: "Sci-Fi is an incredibly popular genre of film at the moment, but shooting it during the day on a limited budget proved Barnes Film Academy’s biggest challenge to date.

"I was amazed by how quickly the students took to the project and how dedicated they were to achieving a continuity of style and learning how to use special effects in post production. It was an exhausting week, but the results were well worth all the hard work."

The film will be showed in May at the Olympic Cinema, in Church Road, on its brand new screen.

Samuel Cullis is also head of media at Harrodian School and is the man behind Barnes Film Festival, taking place this September.

The festival is a three-day event to run from September 28-30, 2018, showcasing new and iconic documentary and feature films as well as a filmmaking competition and workshops.

Screenings will run across multiple venues in Barnes village.

A key aspect of the Festival is to provide a platform for young film talent across the UK to submit work in the categories of animation, film short and documentary.

A judging panel comprising industry professionals will shortlist the best submissions for screening at the festival.

It's hoped to bring together film industry leaders to share skills and knowledge with young film makers irrespective of background.