Jonathan Rae, producer of 'Day of the Flowers', has contacted us today with great breaking news. The film has just been nominated for The Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film, at this years Edinburgh International Film Festival (20 June - 1 July). Named in homage to one of Britain's most original filmmakers and inaugurated in 1990, the Michael Powell Award is sponsored by the UK Film Council. Rewarding imagination and creativity in British filmmaking.
Directed by John Roberts, and starring Eva Birthistle, Carlos Acosta and Charity Wakefield, 'Day of the Flowers' tells the story of two young, strong-willed Scottish sisters, one a left-wing activist, the other a most popular-girl-in-school type, take their late father's ashes to Cuba, the site of many family legends of his service to the Revolution. Arriving in Havana, the two women promptly lose the ashes and go through a series of misadventures - both romantic and dangerous - to try to retrieve them. A colourful and wryly humourous tale of cross-cultural misunderstandings and lost illusions.
In competition for the award is: Berberian Sound Studio - Peter Strickland Flying Blind - Katarzyna Klimkiewicz Future My Love - Maja Borg The Imposter - Bart Layton Life Just Is - Alex Barrett One Mile Away - Penny Woolcock Pusher - Luis Prieto Shadow Dancer - James Marsh Small Creatures - Martin Wallace
We are really proud to have created the title sequence for the film. Congratulations go out to all those involved.
Good luck from Richard and Dean at www.richard-morrison.co.uk