A Reading director is set to make his hometown the setting of his first independent feature film.

Eric Garson, of The Carter Sanction, announced he is raising funds for The Middleman: the story of a mechanic who is left with a suitcase full of drugs owned by his murdered friend.

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Many of the cast and crew are drawn from Reading for Mr Garson’s tenth film.

The director has produced nine short films, including Deep Under (2019) and Whisper (2019).