The uber-talented Chris Shepherd has been nominated (or is shortlisted?) for the Turner Classic Shorts Award 2006 (can't find a link) with his first live action short film, Silence is Golden. Chris has been an award-winning animator for donkeys, and has made some stonking films, more notably Dad's Dead, which was more a phenomenon than a short film. His star continues to rise, he works bloody hard and he's a great bloke to boot. Way to go Chris! In fact, Chris has also been nominated for a British Independent Film Award for his animation short (with David Shrigley), Who I Am and What I Want. There's no stopping him. Edgy, visual, energetic, interesting, compelling.
And news just in: The Amazing Adrenalinis has been nominated for a Children's BAFTA (Best Animation). That's very exciting so a discreet shout out to the creators Mark Huckerby, Nick Ostler and Dan Chambers, and Pesky Films for producing, and to all the writers (ahem, one of them being me). So a big Yahzaa! to everyone. Best of luck on the 26th November when the winner is announced.