A film described as the modern day "Get Carter" is about to put the North East in the world spotlight.
The Liability has been filmed entirely in the region and those involved say its success could mean a huge boost for the economy.
The dark comedy thriller stars Tim Roth and is released tomorrow.
It was filmed in just four weeks, funded with both public money and by private investors.
The film captures the relationship between a teenager and his step-dad, as nineteen year old Adam looks for a way in his life.
Producer Richard Johns told ITV News that the film is set to put the North East on the map.
A new thriller which has been shot entirely in the North East, premieres tonight. Independent production company Corona Pictures filmed The Liability during November and December 2011.
It stars Tim Roth, whose credits include Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, and Jack O'Connell, who was in This is England and Skins.
North East investors in the film include Middleton Enterprises and the North East Creative Content Fund. Locations in the movie include Dunstanburgh Castle, the port of Blyth, Morpeth, Hartlepool, Darlington and Hexham.
The film will be screened for the first time this evening at the Tyneside Cinema. It's released nationwide on May 17th.