Once again Signal Films was shortlisted for the Osprey Short Film Awards in The Keswick Film Festival 2013 and took Silver. Following on from last year’s success of a Bronze Award in the Under 18’s category with ‘Boxed In’. A story about a young girl keen on boxing but trapped by family circumstances made with young people in Barrow.
Our Silver Award winning entry, ‘The Orb’, again made with young people from within the local area, devised, written and made as a group with Signal Films and industry professionals. It is an apocalyptic film set in a meeting that is taking place between members of YALT (Young Adult Leadership Team). They discuss how to ‘progress’ the situation they have been left in following the disappearance of all the adults after the discovery of a mysterious alien device.
John Hurt, patron of the festival handed the award to the attending cast and crew at the awards. What is particularly interesting this year is that the other nominees in the same category are also participants in Signal Films current BFI Film Academy programme. Matthew Wood and Adam Pickford show great promise, they have independently made their own short films and have now just completed a film shoot with Signal over the half term week. Which shows how strong this years short list is in showcasing the future’s upcoming filmmakers from Cumbria.