Last night, Guy & Nick’s film, Carving the Future, our film Love in Cold Blood, and Mat Thompson’s film went head to head for the BBC Best Newcomer Award at Wildscreen. The UK nominee Mat won with Hudson’s Monarch. It’s about stag beetles and shows never-before-seen footage of their metamorphosis- so exceptionally well shot that the BBC is actually buying his footage…! It’s so impressive & inspiring what Mat has done by himself over a 2 year period- his film truly is beautiful and he deserves all the credit he gets. Jane and I are just thrilled to be nominated in the same category.
However… we did hear the Newcomer Award was extreeeemely hard to judge, and apparently we have impressed people by choosing to emphasize story, the “unseen art” that Jane and I both love. So once again- thanks to Lindsay Hazley for letting us find the big story of little old Henry & Mildred.
Of course Wildscreen is about so much more than our nomination! I’ve been immersed in stories of love, tragedy, controversy, and natural beauty, had a chance to listen to how “the industry” ticks, and had so many inspiring chats. We can never hope to go to everything here, but if I can recommend one thing that will change your outlook on life- watch a film called Green. There are so many reasons it won the Golden Panda last night.