FROM starring in a movie to making his own film, Simon Cabello is staking his claim for a life in the spotlight.
The Casula resident, 18, hopes to be filming his horror production called Instant Flesh in less than two months.
The feature will follow the story of a group of Christian anthropologists who are exploring an urban forest when they find themselves the target of a cult in the midst of a murderous killing spree.
Some of the scenes will be filmed in Liverpool including Leacocks Regional Park and at churches in the area.
To get his film up and running he has recently launched a campaign called the Instant Flesh crowd funding.
As part of the campaign, Mr Cabello is looking for extras and volunteers to be involved in the film or to make a donation of their choice to help support him.
When people join the campaign through the website they make a donation and then choose a gift in return for their contribution.
This can include a mention in the film credits, exclusive behind the scenes video clips or promotional gear.
The money will go towards filming and production costs.
Mr Cabello said the film was something he had been passionate about making for the past two years.
"I'm really confident in making it," he said.
"I know as a first-time director I need to be patient and it takes a lot of dedication.
"It's really something that I've been passionate about.
"I wanted to push the boundaries and prove to people that I am capable of making a film."
To find out more about the fund-raising or join the campaign visit pozible/instantflesh.com.au