What a week it’s been!
Nov 11 Tirana International Film Festival (Albania) awarded ‘My Feral Heart’ Best Panorama Film.
Nov 14 Breaking Down Barriers Film Festival (Moscow) awarded the film 2 gongs: Best Feature Film and Best Actor (Steven Brandon)
Nov 20 Cork Film Festival welcome ‘My Feral Heart’ to the 61st Cork Film Festival at their Gate Cinema (out of competition).
Producer, James Rumsey, attended Tirana International Film Festival Nov 8-11 where ‘My Feral Heart’ was screening as part of a ‘Panorama’ programme that featured a range of films on diversity. As well as being part of the standard festival programme were it attracted a fantastic audience, the film was also selected by a group of political cinema students at the university in town. A lively Q&A followed and was a real highlight of the trip… capped of by the award of course.
Director, Jane Gull and leading man Steven Brandon, were special guests at the Breaking Down Barriers Film Festival in Moscow. There they were on panels with actor R J Mitte from Breaking Bad, and Jane also lead local actors with disabilities in an acting workshop. A great time was had by all, and again capped off with not one but two top awards at the closing awards ceremony.
Meanwhile, back in the UK writer, Duncan Paveling was a busy bee attending Q&As at Brighton’s Komedia Picturehouse, Norwich Film Festival (joined by a very tired James Rumsey straight off the plane from Albania), and Bristol Vue.
Next week we await news from BAFTA on a possible nomination and look forward to the awards ceremony for the BIFAs where ‘My Feral Heart’ is nominated in three categories – Best Actor, Most Promising Newcomer (Steven Brandon) and Best Supporting Actress (Shana Swash).