A SPIN off of the cult classic Quadrophenia is to be shot in Brighton.

The film is the pet project of Brighton-based director, Devlin Crow, who said it will include strong cultural references to the 1979 movie.

He has now launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the project.

Quadrophenia is based on The Who rock opera and follows a Mod, played by Phil Daniels, as he escapes from his dead-end job through a blur of partying and brawling with the rockers on Brighton seafront.

Mark Wingett, one of the film's stars, is set to appear in the spin-off which is called Being.

It follows a young carer who escapes his everyday life in a world of music from the sixties.

Due to be shot in Brighton and London, Mr Wingett plays an out-of-work actor who is befriended by Buddy, a young boy who looks after his mother who has multiple sclerosis.

Buddy and his mother Margaret share a love of sixties Mod bands like The Who, The Kinks and The Animals.

Mr Crow said the film will have "strong cultural references" to Quadrophenia, including replicas of the scooters and clothing.

Mr Crowe added: “I have always had an affinity with Quadrophenia due to growing up in Brighton and I remember the Mod gathering and scooters. My youth and view of Brighton is fused with the film and the Mod scene.

“The outsider element at the core of the film and focuses on young carers. Their efforts go unnoticed by larger society”.

Producers are raising funds for the project via Kickstarter, a crowdfunding website for creative projects.

Backers are being offered incentives such as being an extra, signed autographs and chances to watch filming.

Visit beingthefilm.co.uk for more information.