Do you remember Andrew Oxley and David Williams’ Making The Difference, shortlisted for last year’s Virgin Media Shorts awards? Of course you do!
D&Cineastes will recall that the documentary featured people discussing their love of tea and was one of the 12 finalists selected from 2,000.
Anyway, that’s OLD NEWS, MAAAAAN because the filmmaking duo have entered this year’s compo with their new film Sundays.
Fans of fey indie bands from the early-Nineties should look away now, though – the short is ackertually about the weekly day of rest, and is once again backed by the bods from Exeter Phoenix.
Andrew Oxley is an independent filmmaker based in Exeter. He has collaborated with David Williams on a number of short documentaries celebrating notions of Englishness.
David told D&CFilm: “We don’t, of course, for one minute think we’ll be lucky enough to get shortlisted again, but we thought why not?”
Judges this year include actress Thandie Newton (who grew up in Penzance, doncha know), directors Mike Newell and Zowie Bow… erm, Duncan Jones, and film critic James King.
One lucky winner will walk away with £30k to make their next film; a People’s Choice winner will get thousands of pounds worth of film kit; and all 12 finalists will have their work shown in 214 cinemas nationwide, TV On Demand, mobile phones, and internet telly.
The awards will be presented at a swanky ceremony in London in October. Hooray!
Check out Sundays on the Virgin Media Shorts website.