5th November 2016 myferalheart


Shana Swash (Best Supporting Actress) and Steven Brandon (Best Actor and Most Promising Newcomer) were both recognised by BIFA with shortlist nominations.

This December 4 the great and the good from the British film industry will gather in united splendour to honour the best work from their peers at the British Independent Film Awards 2016… and it is great pride that we can announce that ‘My Feral Heart’¬† is amongst those films being honoured in no less than THREE categories:

Best Actor, Steve Brandon
Most Promising Newcomer, Steven Brandon
Best Supporting Actress, Shana Swash

With 3 BIFA nominations, ‘My Feral Heart’ is one of the more decorated of the 32 films nominated.


After universally glowing cirtitcal notices for his debut performance it was no surprise to see Steven considered for the Most Promising Newcomer BIFA. Less expected, but no less deserved, was his second nomination in the prestigious Best Actor category where Steven lines up against A-Listers Shia LaBeouf (American Honey) and Michael Fassbender (Trespass Against Us). It’s not really a fair fight, but we’re sure LaBeouf and Fassbender will bounce back soon enough!

All joking aside, the stand out contender for a clean and gentlemanly grudge match is David Johns (I, Daniel Blake). Steven finds himself dusting his shoulders off in both the Best Actor and Most Promising Newcomer category against Johns. We predict that between them they may well put the A-Listers in the shade and maybe even share the spoils… Fingers-crossed!


After universally¬†Like Steven, Shana has had nothing but praise from the critics who have fallen in love with her portrayal of Eve, that’s a ‘perky ray of sunshine’ (to quote Sight & Sound). So it really is no surprise that she too was recognised for her work by BIFA. After some spiteful and inaccurate gutter press nonsense was printed about Shana’s career last year (we’re talking about you DAILY MIRROR) this, like her cheeky retort to Pete in the film, is a resounding two finger salute to scumbag journalism and a deafening applause for a talent that was always on the rise, and shows no sign of stopping.


THANK YOU to all who helped this film come to fruition whether that be as social media champions, investors, crowdfunders, the people of Essex that loaned us their property to film on and in, or those very special individuals that brought their best work to the table under testing financial and climactic conditions… our cast and crew.