A STAR-studded thriller shot in Bewdley made its world premiere in the town after filming took place last year. 

The post-apocalyptic thriller 'Off Grid,' which features Games of Thrones actor James Cosmo, Gavin and Stacy's Alison Steadman, and Stourport-born soap star Marc Baylis, was screened at St George's Hall for cast and crew on Saturday, August 3.

British horror actress Kate Davies-Speak, who also stars in the film, attended the premiere on the evening, as well as around 50 other guests.

The short flick was created by Bewdley-based director and producer Carl Timms, 42, who is one half of the indepedent production company Dark Matter Films, working alongside Mark Brendan.

Carl said: "In the evening we had over 50 people attend and the reaction that the film got was fantastic, which is what we hoped for.

"It all seemed to go very smoothly.

"We are now looking for good festivals to screen the film at."

Carl described bringing the stars to Bewdley last May as nerve-wracking, as this was his first experience working with big names in the industry.

He added: "It was great to bring this to the town.

"I've lived here for 18 months now. I thought, why don't I just shoot it in Bewdley?

"We could find pretty much all the locations here."

Shooting locations included the Golden Valley and an old scout hut at Heightington.

The production company are currently looking to screen the short film at festivals.

Although some of the stars could not attend the Bewdley screening, Carl says he is thinking about hosting a future screening in London.

Kidderminster Shuttle: James Cosmo PIC: Gary Lindsay-Moore PhotographyJames Cosmo PIC: Gary Lindsay-Moore Photography

'Off Grid' is a post-apocalyptic thriller set in a derelict shelter in a hostile wood, and follows survivalist John Tanner, played by James Cosmo, fighting to protect his frail wife Grace, played by Alison Steadman, from supernatural beings plaguing humanity known as 'The Shining Ones.'

Saturday's premiere was arranged with the support of the Bewdley Festival.