When I first heard that I had been nominated for a Children’s BAFTA for Break-through Talent, it didn’t quite sink in, and it still hasn’t! I’ve been making films ever since I was six years old...
When I first heard that I had been nominated for a Children's BAFTA for Break-through Talent, it didn’t quite sink in, and it still hasn't!
I’ve been making films ever since I was six years old, when my cousins and I would nick my uncle’s video camera for a day and go off and film something. None of us really knew what we were doing, or why we were doing it, apart from knowing we had a brilliant time when we made a film.
I’m now twenty, and have just finished my latest short film, Shadow Observers, and whilst my life and films have changed rather a lot in fourteen years (at least I really hope they have...), what has remained constant is that same excitement and contentment that comes to me when I’ve made a film.
What’s so great about being nominated for a BAFTA? Aside from it sounding pretty cool of course. I think it’s this: for a while I’ve been sure in myself that what I’ve been doing all these years was the right thing to do, but now I’ve also got this huge nod of appreciation that agrees with me, and what a nod to have! When you’re working towards breaking into one of the toughest industries, it’s surely the ultimate nod of appreciation you can have. It’s nice to know I’m on the right track.