Kyle entered his film Liar into the shorts competition in July he was short listed then nominated and invited to the film awards in London
It really shows any thing is possible as this film was made with a zero budget on a Panasonic camcorder he won for making a short film in the local Grantham journal news paper. He downloaded a 30 free trial software program taught himself how to edit it on it and used his lap top in his bed room. He was competing against professional film companies. All the actors in the film were family members who have never acted before. Lenny was played by his granddad, who in real life at the time had just came out of hospital after spending weeks in going through stem cell treatment and chemotherapy for myeloma cancer. Kyle loved the BBC1 series The Street by Jimmy Mcgovern and wanted to make his own version in that style of filming and make it a family memento. This award will give Kyle great confidence to hopefully go on and achieve his goals. We had a fantastic day at the awards and looking forward to seeing the film across some of the venues.
Talented young film-makers dazzle UK’s movie industry at the 2011 national Film Nation: Shorts awards
26 Oct 2011
Film-makers from around the United Kingdom yesterday showcased the very best of their work at the prestigious Film Nation Shorts awards ceremony, presented by Panasonic.
The winning filmmakers will see their short films being screened at iconic London 2012 venues – their work being seen by millions throughout the Games next summer.
The nominees attended an award ceremony at Village Underground, one of East London’s most fashionable venues.
It was hosted by former T4 favourite Rick Edwards and big-name personalities from the worlds of film, TV and sport presented awards to some of the most promising filmmaking talent from around the United Kingdom.
Stars included Emily Browning, the star of current box office hit Sleeping Beauty, wheelchair basketball legend Ade Adepitan, Lily Loveless from Skins, Nirpal Bhogal the director of London Film Festival sensation Sket and Matt Irons from Red Riding Hood.
After the awards ceremony Rick Edwards said: “I got involved with Film Nation: Shorts as I am passionate about film and it seemed a no-brainer to support such fantastic project.
'All of the films were outstanding and I was overwhelmed with the talent in the room.
'The film that stood out for me was Horsepower as the content and idea was fantastic and I could see it being made into a hit film.'
One young film maker from each of the 10 categories yesterday won the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for their short film to be shown at the iconic sporting venues during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games next year. The films will also be shown on the London 2012 Live Sites, big screens in cities across the UK.