Last Monday I started my week off with a champagne reception and nibbles at the St Martins Hotel in London for the nominations for The British Independent Film Awards. The event was sponsored by Moet and Chandon, and may I say how generous they were. As I drank my way through pretty much half the bar. I enjoyed listening to the nominations and was delighted with Revolver Entertainment's nominations.
Revolver is the UK's leading independent film distributor. Revolver Entertainment UK has been nominated for an amazing ten categories at this year's BIFA (British Independent Film Awards) for iLL Manors, Imposter and Spike Island, including Best Debut Film, Best Production and Best Actor.
Released by Revolver Entertainment, Plan B's directorial debut film, ILL MANORS, leads the nominations for the independent company, with three nods, including Best Debut, Best Actor, for Riz Ahmed (THE ROAD TO GUANTANAMO, SHIFTY, FOUR LIONS & TRISHNA) who stars as the protagonist Aaron in the film, with the third nomination going to Best Achievement In Production.
The critically acclaimed ILL MANORS, by the Award-Winning artist Ben drew AKA Plan B, is one of the most topical British films of recent times, deemed a visually stunning, action-packed thriller, woven together by original music from Plan B.
Additionally, young actor, Elliott Tittensor, of Channel 4's hit show, SHAMELESS, is also nominated for his starring role in Mat Whitecross' highly anticipated SPIKE ISLAND, out next year. The British Film Festival favourite, is a coming of age story about a group of friends determined to see The Stone Roses legendary gig at SPIKE ISLAND, in May 1990, with no money, no tickets and a 'borrowed' van.
Revolver Entertainment's CEO, Justin Marciano commented on the announcement, "I'm delighted with our nominations at this year's BIFA. It's an incredible accomplishment to be recognised by the industry for the work we've done and the films we've distributed this year."
The prestigious British Independent Film Awards celebrates excellence and achievement in independently funded British filmmaking, honoring and promoting British filmmaking and British talent to a wider public.
It was a day that was definitely worth celebrating with pure style. As I re entered the room after a cigarette break, I found my friend drinking what looked like orange juice. That was the only time during the day that I became mortified as I looked at her and said "the bar guy says there is another forty bottles downstairs"
The BIFA (British Independent Film Awards) take place on 9th December 2012 I do hope it is sponsored by Moet and Chandon...
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