My short documentary about Vocab Dance's unique project exploring gang culture on Britain's housing estates has been voted into the Final of the Film of the Month competition for July 2015. In the first round Shooting People's members who are predominantly made up of independent filmmakers and actors vote for their favourite film. The top 5 films then go through to the final round - with votes being reset, The final top 3 films after the second round of voting then are sent the judge, who this month is Asif Kapadia, the BAFTA winning director of Amy and Senna. He will then choose his overall winner.
See the leaderboard here:
Congratulations to Eastern Edge Film Fund short "STOP" which was recently voted by Shooting People members into the final of the Film of the Month competition.
Judge of the month, actor David Oyelowo said:
“Beautifully performed & nicely shot, this film satisfyingly & impressively plumbs deep emotional depths in a very short time”
From such an acclaimed actor, it was a real honour for him to watch the film and particularly to compliment the performances.
Director Paul Murphy said: "Having the opportunity for David Oyelowo to watch and comment on STOP was really important for me. STOP is an actor's film....I'm very happy an A list actor got to watch two A list performances”
More about the competition here:
After winning numerous film festival awards, this short film funded by the Eastern Edge Film Fund & Film London has been voted into the Final Round of the Shooting People Film of the Month for April 2015. Only Shooting People members can vote, and from the final top 3 films at the end of the month, this month's patron David Oyelowo will select his overall winner. So if you are a SP member, please add some stars now, but even if you are not an SP member, you can watch the film via the link below.
Writer & Director: Paul Murphy
Producer: Mark Downes
Executive Producer: Anton Califano
Karen - Lisa Kay
Niki - Tahirah Sharif
Winner 'Best Actress' Rob Knox Film Festival, 2014
Winner 'Best Actress' Unofficial Google+ Film Festival, 2013
Winner 'Award of Merit' Women's Independent Film Festival, 2013
Winner 'Special Mention' Film London 'Best of Borough' Awards, 2012