OXFORD film-maker Sharon Woodward is appealing to crowdfunders to help her complete a documentary about a British Jamaican ska band.

The film, entitled Ska'd By the Music, tells the story of the musicians behind the Skinhead Moonstomp album, Symarip.

The group previously known as The Pyramids, Zubaba and The Bees, had a big hit on the Trojan label in 1969 with the album.

It inspired a generation of music lovers to enjoy Ska across two decades and in the early 1980s a new generation of Ska bands was created under the 2 Tone label partly thanks to the album.

In the documentary Ms Woodward, 52, from Oxford, speaks to four of the original band members, Roy Ellis, Monty Neysmith, Mike Thomas and Frank Pitter.

She has been working on the film for the past five years and the hour-long film is at the final post-production stage.

Ms Woodward: "To finish the film and get it released I need to raise about £3,000 and I thought it would be a good idea to crowdfund.

"Funding for independent films has dried up - in the past grants have been available but the money is just not there any more.

"I have been working on the project for a long time and I would love it if I could get it to the stage where it could be released.

"Fans of ska music and social history might want to make a contribution.

"The film looks at the Windrush generation and the influence of this kind of music on white working class kids both in the 1960s and the 1980s."

Also interviewed in the film are Neville Staple, who was in The Specials and Fun Boy Three, and Jennie Matthias, former singer with The Belle Stars.

Ms Woodward filmed scenes for the documentary at a number of Oxford locations and it includes shots of the band The Inflatables at Cowley Workers Social Club.

She also spoke to Richard Huggins, assistant dean in Social Sciences and Law at Oxford Brookes University, who speaks about the social history leading to the rise of ska music in the 1960s.

Ms Woodward said people have until the end of May to make a crowdfunding donation and could get a finished DVD or credit on the documentary, depending on how much is donated.

She added: "If people donate £17 they will get a DVD and a thank you credit.

"I've been working on this project for about five years and I would love to be able to finish it."

To make a donation visit indiegogo.com/projects/ska-d-by-the-music-feature-documentary-history