VIDEO TRAILER: Sad tale unfolds on film

Lights, camera, action: Eddie Arya shot some scenes for The System in his Plumpton home. Picture: Geoff Jones

Lights, camera, action: Eddie Arya shot some scenes for The System in his Plumpton home. Picture: Geoff Jones

IT'S take two for independent Plumpton filmmaker Eddie Arya.

He's putting the final touches on his second self-funded feature film The System, which he hopes to premiere by the end of the year.

It follows the release of debut feature The Navigator earlier this year, which is now available to rent at local video shops or buy online.

The System is a drama about Martin McMillan, who struggles to find work in today's economy after he was made redundant from his old job of 15 years.

But he's about to face his biggest challenge yet, which will change his life forever.

"There's no happy ending in this powerful and sad story," Mr Arya said. "He is trying to find another job but no one will give him a second chance. He is trying to fight the system that won't help him. Around 90 per cent of the film has been shot, which I hope to have wrapped up by September."

"There's no happy ending in this powerful and sad story," - Eddie Arya.

Scenes were shot in Plumpton, North Sydney and the Sydney CBD and actors featured in the film volunteered their time.

Mr Arya hopes the The System will be shown at international film festivals.

"I hope it's a story people can relate to," he said.

"I've been made redundant before, so I know how it feels like. I also hope to change people's perceptions about unemployment."

Mr Arya is working on a third film, Reincarnation, described as a thriller/love story.

The telecommunications worker dreams of the day he can work in the film industry full-time and lists James Cameron as his inspiration.

The Navigator is available for $12.95 at reelhouse.org.

Go to stmarysstar.com.au to see a trailer for The System.

Trailer for The System

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