Even though it's nearly 50 years since man landed on the moon, hopes of reaching other planets are a dream - but not for one Midlands man.
The story of a prisoner-of-war from Leicestershire who risked his life for his Germany sweetheart is being made into a Hollywood film.
1500 people descended on Bearwood last night for a drive-in movie night showing the hit musical 'Grease'
The makers of a short film, set in Leicester, are hoping its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this weekend will encourage more film-makers to work in Leicestershire.
Finding Richard tells the story of a young boy and his granddad, who embark on an adventure after hearing about the discovery of Richard III's remains in the city.
A new British drama filmed in and around Birmingham has gone on general release in cinemas. "Arjun and Alison" tells the story of the aftermath of a crime at a Birmingham university campus.
The film features a British cast which includes Shiv Jhala and Monique Squeri. She won the Best Actress award for her role at the St Tropez International Film Festival last year. The film first premiered at the London Indian Film Festival in 2012.
Debut Indian director Sidharth Sharma said " I was fascinated by the UK’s unique blend of cultures and the behaviour amongst the youth. During a visit to Birmingham I was particularly moved by the race riots that occurred during my trip".
Lee Thomas was part of the producing team behind "The Voorman Problem". It's up for an Oscar for Best Short Film (Live Action). Click here to see the trailer.
A new documentary-film by Oscar winning director Kevin MacDonald, is released on YouTube today, starring a family from Barrow-upon-Soar in Leicestershire.
The film, called 'Christmas In A Day', premiered at a BAFTA event in London last night and stars the Smith family as they celebrate Christmas last year.
The family enjoyed the full red-carpet experience with MacDonald, famous for films 'Touching The Void' and 'The Last King of Scotland', who crafted the film from over 360 hours of footage.
It's not long now before Hobbit fans get their next instalment of Middle Earth as the second part of the blockbuster epic hits our screens.
In the West Midlands it's usually Birmingham that plays up its connections to the author JRR Tolkien - with Sarehole Mill and Moseley Bog both his childhood haunts.
But now Staffordshire is getting in on the act too.
Niall, Louis and Liam from One Direction have spoken to ITV News ahead of the world premiere of 'One Direction: This is Us' at Leicester Square in London.
Hundreds of One Direction fans have arrived in Leicester Square in London ahead of the boyband's film premiere.
One fan from the West Midlands was the first fan in the queue.
Dani Pring said it felt good knowing that she was the first person to arrive.
One Direction have arrived for the premiere of their film This is Us. To watch a livestream of the event, click here.