EastEnders’ Danny Dyer will be swapping Albert Square to star in a short film in the next few months.

The film will be directed by a 17-year-old for an important cause. The project is entitled Stepping Stone .

Created by debut director Noah Caplan, the film was inspired by his younger sister’s experiences after a life-threatening accident.

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The film will also star former BBC 1 Xtra radio presenter, David ‘’Sideman’’ Whitley, Georgia Moncur and Cush Berlyn.

Why is Danny Dyer starring in a short film?

Danny Dyer is starring in this short film, as part of the project is to raise funds for mental health charities.

Stepping Stone follows the journey of four characters from different walks of life, who all suffer from issues, which include domestic violence abuse, alcoholism, and living with anxiety.

Stepping Stone has been described as a film created ‘’to break the negative stigmas surrounding mental health and get the world talking about an issue that is so rife’’. It also aims to bring attention to how speaking to someone can be the first step towards getting help.

The film has been created in support of the meditation app, Calm and other mental health charities. Commenting on his involvement in the film, the EastEnders star said ‘’The power of this thing (the mind) is a mad old thing, so we’ve got look after it. [sic]”

Commenting further on his working relationship with 17-year-old Caplan, he added ‘’I was very, very impressed. Barely 17 years old. The fact he’s got his s*** together the way he has and pulled this all together is pretty amazing.”

Danny Dyer with director Noah Caplan.
Danny Dyer with director Noah Caplan. (Image: Chance 43 Productions/PA Wire)

When will Stepping Stone be released?

The new short film is set to be released in the early months of 2022. Director Noah Caplan said ‘’It was an absolute honour to work on this film with Danny Dyer and this fantastic team.”

The young creative commented further, “as a family, mental health has always been an open discussion, and I want to help bring that conversation into many other households and friendship groups.”

“I am so grateful that this experience led me to give back to the world, through the power of film.”

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