STUDENTS were given behind the scenes access to the production of an upcoming film when Bury College was transformed into a movie set for the day.

Camera crews descended on the college to film The Pebble and The Boy — a modern day road movie about Mod scooters.

Creative Media students were given industry experience as they stepped into both acting and production roles to assist with the filming at the Millennium Centre.

Director Chris Green managed to raise more than £10,000 for the film via a kickstarter page. The film, inspired by the music of Paul Weller, follows the story of a teenager called John, who, devastated by the death of his father, makes a long journey to Brighton to scatter his ashes.

The cast will include Sacha Parkinson, known for playing Sian Powers in Coronation Street, and Patrick MacNamee, known for Inspector George Gently, The Invisible Hours and Our Girl.

Filming for the public funded project has taken place in locations across Manchester and Brighton. The crews were at Bury College last Monday.

Last weekend, another of the scenes — a Mod/scooter funeral — was shot in Rochdale, which saw more than 100 scooters and riders drive through the streets.

Bury College production student Kaitlyn Jackson, who is a former Woodhey High School pupil, said: "It was great to be on-set and get an inside look into the filming and production of a film.

"I gained an understanding of the amount of time, effort, planning and energy that goes into filming just one scene.

"I also had the opportunity to meet and speak to the director which was amazing as I asked him questions about script writing and he gave me some really good advice."