A NEW supernatural comedy starring Royle Family actor Ricky Tomlinson is to be filmed and set in York and the production team are looking for local actors and extras to take part.

Psyched is a 20-minute short about a down-on-his-luck psychic called Clive.

After a disastrous performance he has his psychic licence taken away by the Ghosts’ Union and has to learn what it means to be dead before he can contact the departed again.

The film is being shot at the start of next month by students from the department of theatre, film and television at the University of York.

Producer Matthew Stallworthy is studying film at the university. He said the team would shoot throughout York and many extras would be required for large scenes.

Mr Stallworthy said: “It is a fantastic way of appearing in a high-production value film which will be screened in film festivals across the globe.

“The film will be guest starring Ricky Tomlins on from The Royle Family as Brian, the Ghosts’ Union president. I’m over the moon that he is on board and am grateful that Ricky has decided to join and support the film.”

The university’s film department is quickly becoming one of the top film schools in the country, with some graduates going on to further study at the National Film and Television School.

For more information on how to become an extra visit the casting page of the official Psyched website, psychedfilm.co.uk For more information about the film, how to apply to be in the film and how you can support it through funding visit the website psychedfilm.co.uk and igg.me/at/psyched-short-film/x/5715492