A FILM, more than a year in the making, had its premiere performance in Barry on Saturday.

The red carpet was rolled out as Waking Up Barry made its screen debut at the Masonic Hall, Broad Street, Barry, with 120 people attending the invite-only event.

The hour-long movie, written, produced and directed by Mark Woods and executive produced by Ross Mackintosh and Matt Blumberg, co-founders of Mack Events, depicts the run-up to GlastonBarry 2014.

The film showed the sights of Barry as Ross and Matt attempted to bring the popular sell-out festival to the town with the added angst of not knowing whether star guest Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock would appear as per booking plan.

Mack Events co-founder, Ross Mackintosh said Barry Town Council had sponsored the event and had supported the team a great deal over the last year.

He said: “This was a media showcase and also to show the film for people who were in it - sponsors, close family and friends, Barry Town council and the Vale Council.

“We also put on acoustic acts who featured in the film and we brought down from London's West End The Valli Boys- A Tribute to Franki Valli & The Four Seasons for an exclusive set.

“We were really nervous for everyone to see it - 18 months of hard work.

“The audience getting to see what goes on behind the scenes, the ups and the downs, the laughs and even some of the tears. Looking around on Saturday and seeing everyone enjoying it was an amazing feeling and to have the reaction at the end was just brilliant.

“We have been blown away with the reaction and had fantastic feedback on the night but what’s really been great is the countless tweets and emails about the film on Sunday.

“People can see the work that is gone in and also that it's a positive film for our town.

He added: “We are looking at some film festivals and we have some meetings to get the film broadcast on TV in the future.

“We are also working on a screening for the public in the summer. It’s a really exciting time and we are passionate to get this film out to as many people as possible.”