A short comedy film set in Huddersfield is helping put the town on the map.

‘Mobility’, written by and starring former Britain’s Got Talent star Jack Carroll, won a BAFTA as Best Short and now the film’s location managers have followed up with an award of their own.

A nine-minute pilot episode – set on board an access bus – was filmed in and around the A62 between Folly Hall and Marsden in 2022.

Comedian and actor Jack, of Brighouse, chose to set the film in Huddersfield and brought in Huddersfield film-maker Ben Sweet and colleague Shane Hamil as location managers.

Following Jack’s BAFTA, the film has now also won Best Short at the Location Excellence Awards.

Ben said: “It’s all about putting Huddersfield on the map as a location for film-makers. It’s great that Jack chose to champion the town and we want to bring more film-makers here to see just what we’ve got in and around Huddersfield.”



‘Mobility’ stars Jack and Slaithwaite-based actor, journalist and DJ Ruben Reuter. It’s all about highlighting disability and promoting diversity.

Jack, who has cerebral palsy, plays Mike while Ruben, who has Down’s Syndrome, plays Dan. The third character, Sunny, played by Zak Ford-Williams, uses a wheelchair.

The film is set on a mobility bus as the three students head to their first day at sixth form.

Filming for ‘Mobility’ was based at Cathedral House in Huddersfield before crews headed out on the road and Ben said: “It’s never easy filming on the move but the police were very accommodating and we thank them for that. It makes the whole process so much smoother.”

The Location Excellence Awards were set up by Lauren York, of Leeds-based UK Locations, who is campaigning to have location managers recognised by BAFTA.

Ben added: “It took casting nine years to be included in the BAFTAs and it’s now time to include location managers. Locations are such an integral part of the success of any film.”

Film producer, director and writer Ben also runs Film Buddy, which helps students at universities and colleges across the UK get into the film industry.

Huddersfield’s Best Kept Secrets – Ben Sweet is a former Huddersfield Town apprentice who became a renowned film producer, director and writer