As Jay Kontzle disclosed significant job news outside of the serial opera Emmerdale, fans praised him.
The actor, who portrays Billy Fletcher in the ITV soap opera, posted a picture of the Bring Back My Bonnie billboard on social media.
This summer, the movie, which features Angela Lonsdale, Timothy West, and Judith Barker, is being screened at film festivals.
Jay gushed about the success while announcing it on Instagram, writing: “Proud to report my second short film is presently making the festival run and has already scooped up a few awards!
“Huge thanks to everyone that participated, as each person brought something unique to make this film!”
One fan wrote “Awesome Jay” next to a fire emoji and added the words “Amazing” to their congratulations on the amazing news.
In a touching dedication to the cast and crew, the movie’s star, actress Angela Lonsdale, said: “I felt very honored to have taken part in this. And thanks to everyone who participated.”
Jay has previously worked on the 2019 short film Underwater in addition to Bring Back My Bonnie.
In addition to being a film producer, Jay made his acting debut in the 2006 movie Treasure Of Albion. He then played Billy Fletcher in Emmerdale.
Jay gained notoriety as a member of the boyband The Mend, which also appeared on Britain’s Got Talent, long before his work in front of and behind the camera.
Nigel Martin-Smith, a former manager of Take That, started the band in 2008. They tried to build a large following in the US as well as in the UK.
They performed their last show as The Mend in 2015, the year before the group’s name was changed to Race the Horizon.
But the group ultimately broke up in 2016, with Jay going on to pursue an acting career.
Jay said of being a member of The Mend and his love of music: “Being a member of The Mend was a huge life experience for me and some of the best times of my life.
Naturally, going on tour and performing live on television gave me a ton of experience, but as we got older, we realized we couldn’t keep reinventing ourselves as a boy band that appealed to teenagers.