Last night at The Times London Film Festival SILENCE IS GOLDEN won the TCM CLASSIC SHORTS competition.
The prize was presented to Chris Shepherd (Writer/Director), Maria Manton (Producer) and the film’s main star Conor Morris at the NFT by Imelda Staunton and Andrew Collins.
What the judges said about the film:
“Wonderfully surreal”: Imelda Staunton
“Technically extremely impressive, full of wit and imagination”: Stephen Poliakoff
“A wonderful combination of mixed media, strong storytelling and talented actors”: Matthew Modine
“Terrific, strong, non-sentimental kid’s story”: Terry Gilliam
If you’ve not seen Silence is Golden yet you can watch it on-line along with the other short listed films at the BBC Film Network or TCM Classic Shorts website.
The five short listed films can be viewed at 9pm, 5th November on TCM as part of a special weekend of programming on 4th and 5th November to celebrate TCM Classic Shorts during which the excerpts from the ceremony will be broadcast alongside landmark films and interviews with stars and filmmakers.
This is fantastic news. Well done, Chris!