This Saturday October 1, Newton Abbot Library will be screening a short musical comedy film shot entirely in Devon.

‘Between the Lines’ is a warm-hearted feel-good film with a core message of the importance of libraries and what they provide for their communities.

It tells the story of Jane, a shy, quiet girl who spends most of her time in her local library but one day is forced to defend it from closure by the local council.

In a series of magical musical encounters with characters from popular fiction, she is helped to find her voice and saves the day with the opportunity to learn more about how it was made.

Having successfully staged similar events at other libraries in the county, the film’s director and producer are now bringing the family-friendly event to Newton Abbot.

As well as screening the 15-minute film, the afternoon event will include a talk by the producer and assistant director director Jeff Sleeman, a Q & A session and a voice workshop facilitated by the film’s composer/lyricist Grace Hancock.

Jeff said: ‘This is a very entertaining, professional and uplifting film and has already won a prize for best original song at the Paris Film Festival earlier this year.

‘It touches on contemporary issues such as anxiety, shyness, bullying and the importance of libraries to their communities - but also includes pirates, wolves, a ghost, a crocodile a mad hatters tea party and some great songs! It was such fun to make and we are delighted to be able to share not only the film, but some of the stories behind its production, with local audiences.’ There will be screenings at 2pm and 2.45pm and the workshop starts at 12pm. Admission is free.

For more details check the film’s Facebook page or contact Jeff on 07977 272174.