A HIGHCLIFFE woman will see her dreams become reality at the premiere of her debut film in London next week.

Charlotte Fantelli’s Journey to Le Mans is the story of a British team’s bid to win the world-famous motorsport event, the Le Mans 24-hour race.

The premiere will be held in London’s Leicester Square on Tuesday, November 11 and the film will be screened at more than 50 Vue cinemas across the UK.

The film is the result of years of hard work which saw Charlotte pitch the idea to ITV’s Head of Sport and raise nearly £400,000 to produce the film.

Charlotte, 30, who is married with a seven-year-old son, had no previous experience but had dreamed of creating her own film ever since she began writing scripts as a schoolgirl.

“I had to learn as I went along; it was sheer bloody-mindedness that got through me it,” she said.

“If I had known at the beginning what it would involve I would never have done it, but the secret was never compromising and making people believe in the film as much as I did.”

Charlotte, who said she invested every penny she had into the project, is now set to reap the rewards.

ITV4 will broadcast a 45-minute cut on Monday, November 24 and it will be screened by more than 50 TV stations overseas.

Her company, Fantelli Productions, will keep 82 per cent of the film’s profits, with the remainder going to investors, including camera operators and film crew members.

The film has been praised by experts including James Newbold of the Motorsport Journal, who said: “It’s everything a motorsport documentary should be, a compelling story expertly told.”