Published: 05:10 PM, 14 July 2019
Screen Northants, which organised the first Northampton Film Festival this year, has set an ambitious aim to get 5% of feature films in the UK to be made in Northamptonshire.
Their first production, titled Nene, is about a boy who runs away to find his dad, using the river as a guide.
Saturday's screening is of a "work in progress" before a final edit.
The screening at Northampton Filmhouse at 11:30 BST will also serve as a fundraiser to help get it shown at other UK film festivals.
Audience members, who have paid £25 for tickets, will be invited to give feedback on the film in order to contribute to its final edit.
Nene follows the journey of Rory, a boy who lives in a residential care home in Thrapston, Northamptonshire.
But when the boy's father - who lives in Northampton - fails to contact him, he runs away, using the River Nene, which flows between the two towns, as a guide.
Becky Adams, director of Screen Northants, said: "We aim to make a feature film in this model each year working with local disadvantaged young people on the production and promoting Northamptonshire as a film destination."
The project has also been supported by money from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and BBC Children in Need.