Students at a Teesside college have made a film to stop companies starting out from making costly mistakes.

Ten Prior Pursglove College students wrote, filmed and starred in Business Busters, with help from writer and director Laura Degnan and support from the Redcar and Cleveland Enterprise Team.

The film features a city girl who is given the chance to follow her dream and run a cake shop. She stumbles across problem after problem until the Business Busters swoop in to help her find solutions.

Laura, a director at Writers’ Block, a North East company that runs writing, drama and film-making workshops, worked with the students for several weeks.

Student Zoe Dean, 19, from Brotton, said: “We’ve all had the chance to take part, by either directing, starring or writing. We hope it will be helpful for anyone who is starting their own business or expanding current enterprises.”

The film was unveiled to an invited audience, including local MPs, at a red carpet premiere at the Guisborough college.

Laura said: “The students were able to learn not just from me but from one another. They developed some really creative and extremely funny ideas and delivered them in a very
visual way.”