A film producer who grew up in Abbots Langley is looking for the backing of his childhood community to complete an inspirational film project.

Jon-Paul Cox, an ex-student at Divine Saviour Primary School and St Michael's Catholic High School, is launching a fundraising campaign to raise money for the post production of a film documentary called The Man Who Flew to Earth.

The project, by A Sugar Glass Productions Film, follows the lives of British skydiver and professional stuntman Gary Connery, and his wingman Mark Sutton, as they plan, prepare and undertake a feat deemed to be impossible - to fly out of a helicopter at 2,400 feet and land a wingsuit without using a parachute.

But in August 2013, during production of the film, Mark, who was helping fund the project as it went onto post production, lost his life in a wingsuit accident in France in August 2013.

Everything was put on hold and it became uncertain if the film would still get made.

Mr Cox grew up in Ash Close in Abbots Langley and then Bell Lane in Bedmond.

He said: "I had been travelling and working all over the world for over eight years when I had to come home after a personal circumstance.

"I realised how short life is and decided to pursue a dream to make films.

"I met director Roy Taylor when he was working on the Avengers Age of Ultron film with my brother who is a stuntman similar to Roy.

"I heard the story about this film and how production had stopped due to the death of Mark and I then spent the last year in London and in L.A. trying to raise the funds to complete post production and preparing the footage and story."

So far, the film has been entirely funded by the film makers.

Mr Cox added: "It's very hard to get independent films funded, so now we're launching this crowd funding campaign to finish the film in memory of Mark."

The team launched the campaign on Wednesday this week and their target is to raise £67,000, with exclusive items on offer for everyone who can help them reach it - from a track day with the STIG to dinner with the stunt doubles from the Avengers.

"The film is uplifting and we want to inspire people to come together, to help each other overcome the daily challenges we all face.

"So it actually feels very fitting that we are now looking to crowd fund the finishing funds, when the event itself relied on a lot of people coming together from all over the country to build boxes in a field in Henley, which save Gary from hitting the ground and made aviation history."

To find out more about the campaign and to back the project, visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/505342877/the-man-who-flew-to-earth-documentary-in-post-prod.