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Thursday, 3 February 2011

Risen cleans up at Newport International Film Festival

Director Neil Jones, the man who will be responsible for bringing my novel The Tarnished Star to the big screen, has seen his latest movie, the gritty boxing drama, Risen clean up at the Newport International Film Festival. The movie took Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and the coveted Best Picture award.

Risen, a biopic of Welsh boxing legend, Howard Winstone was five years in the making and not a minute of screen time is wasted - I've seen the movie and will post a full review on the Archive later today, or tomorrow depending where in the world you are.

The awards won by Risen were:
Best Feature Film - Risen
Best Actor - Stuart Brennan (who tells me he is not Walter Brennan's great grandson despite what it says on the IMDB)
Best Actress -Grainne Jougin
Best Supporting Actor - Boyd Clack
Best Director - Neil Jones

1 comment:

Templeheart said...

Congratulations to all involved with production of this movie. Its a terrific film and the awards are thoroughly deserved. Well done.