A UK filmmaker has launched an appeal via campaigns website IndieGoGo for funding for his next project, a film about a reclusive young man with a passion for violin making. Writer-director Dan Smyth from Manchester has secured financing from the UK Film Council, but needs to part-match it to the tune of £1,100.

The film, entitled F-HOLE, follows unemployed Gary, who shuts himself off from his aggressive family and secretly studies violin making in his flat. Smyth's previous short, The Mess Hall of an Online Warrior, about a gaming addict and his single mother, won recognition at film festivals in Austin, Cannes and Buxton.