01 December 08
Well, there we go! I didn’t win, BUT I did meet Rachel Stevens, which very much made up for it! Bit of an unfulfilled dream of mine since I was about twelve... unfulfilled until last night that is!
Well, there we go! I didn’t win, BUT I did meet Rachel Stevens, which very much made up for it! Bit of an unfulfilled dream of mine since I was about twelve (unfulfilled until last night that is!).
It was absolutely incredible to be there and I enjoyed every minute of it - it was an amazing night, which I’ll never forget. Congratulations Eliot, I look forward to seeing more of you on our screens...
I went with my best mate Mitchell and my girlfriend Michaela, who have always been absolutely integral to my film making over the years. I’ve known Mitchell for over ten years, and have been making films with him for over ten years too. He wrote and produced with me (and starred in) my film Possession last year. I produced my most recent film Shadow Observers with Michaela, who has always completely supported me and my films ever since school, when we were all in the same drama group. She has acted in and taken on the roles of many crew members in several of my films to date. Thank you so much both of you.
We arrived a bit too early to catch all the cameras taking photos of people arriving to the ceremony, so after about half an hour, we went outside and came in again on the red carpet, which was pretty cool. For the rest of the night, we just kept looking around the room thinking how great it was to be in the company of all these talented people, not to mention being actually included in the nominations of this hugely prestigious event. I felt very proud to be part of it.
It was great to meet my fellow nominees (and winner) Brad and Eliot (sorry I missed you Akin, really enjoyed watching your stuff), and hopefully our paths will cross again one day.
I just want to quickly thank BBC Blast – thank you for all your help and support over the years - you’ve opened up many doors for me and it’s been brilliant working with you. I’m looking forward to seeing Blast go from strength to strength. Thank you Hannah too - it was great to meet you last night!
I’d also like to thank all my friends who’ve always supported me with films over the years - you know who you are! Thank you especially to the wonderfully talented and brilliant cast and crew of Shadow Observers. Till the next one! Finally I’d like to thank my family. I’m very lucky to have such an amazingly supportive family, and such wonderful people surrounding me. In particular, my Uncle Peter and Mum Susanna. Without your constant and unwavering support over the years, I’m sure I never would have been nominated for a BAFTA, and never would have achieved many other things. Thank you so much!
I’m gonna keep making the films. My plan for the moment is to focus on my acting training, and make another short before I graduate in 2010, and then afterwards I’m hoping to get a feature I’ve been writing off the ground. That’s the plan anyway.
Thank you BAFTA. Hopefully see you again one day...
Josh, Monday 1 December