Tera Toma, by Syndrome Pictures, Uncomfortable, by David Salas and the Sundog Media production Sea Front are the three films fighting out the for the Media Innovations Award for Independent Film/Video – and all three hail from the D+CFilm stomping ground.
And all three have already cut a swathe through the awards and the psyche.
Exeter filmmaker David Salas’ Uncomfortable shared the D+CFilm-sponsored bursary award at the Exeter Phoenix’s Two Short Nights Award on its premiere. Photographed by D+CFilm contributor Robin Whenary and with a special thanks to last year’s winner Ashley Thorpe, Uncomfortable tells the tale of Frank’s inaction when his wife collapses/
Sea Front, by Plymouth-based Sundog Media, won the Trick of the Light Award at the London Short Film Festival. The judges’s statement said: “We love this – it looks so retro. And even though we don’t know where it’s set it reminded us of dodgy school trips to Southend in the 80s… very tenuous link to East End… And even though it doesn’t have a narrative it’s completely engaging – you’re in that place, and it gives you the same feeling that you have in that environment – voyeurism, lazy sunshine and very simple pleasure…”
Tera Toma is a split-screen, real-time psychological thriller, and here’s the trailer.
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The winning awards will be announced at the Media Innovations Awards event on Thursday, March 18.
(Image: from Sea Front by Sundog Media)