AN ISLE of Wight actor and filmmaker will see his film premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York — despite it being created on a meagre £400 budget.

Arron Blake Simmonds, 31, wrote, produced, directed and co-starred in the short film His Hands, a silent psychological thriller.

After submitting it to film festivals worldwide, Arron recently found out the film was picked for Tribeca from more than 5,100 submissions.

It is one of only 63 other short films from around the world that will premiere at the famous festival, which was founded by Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro after 9/11 to give New York a boost.

Arron was born on the Island and went to Carisbrooke High School, where he studied drama with teachers Mr Parker and Miss Best.

He worked at Morrisons Cafe in Newport, and performed in pantomimes at Medina Theatre and in plays at The Apollo Theatre in Newport, before moving to London to attend drama school, The Poor School.

Since graduating in 2011, Arron has enjoyed a successful career in film, TV and theatre.

His parents, Heather and Charlie Simmonds, and four brothers, still live on the Island.

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