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Iris Prize 2022

This September I was delighted to be invited to attend the Iris Prize short film festival opening night, hosted in Cardiff. Not only was this my first festival, but also the first time I have ever seen my name in the credits on a proper cinema screen as the opening film of the festival happened to be a short I worked on earlier this year! A big night for firsts!

Our film, ‘G-Flat’ written and directed by the brilliant Peter Darney, tells the story of Ceri, an elderly ex-cellist haunted by his loneliness and longing for the past, played by national treasure Richard Wilson. It was a wonderful experience seeing the finished film in a real theatre, and reuniting with the fantastic crew I worked with. 5 other LGBT+ short films were premiered throughout the evening, all of an unbelievably high standard. More than a few tears were shed amongst the audience, and a lot of laughs too. It was a fantastic collection of really emotive, well executed short films.

Listed below are the films premiered on this evening -

Following the premiere, key cast and crew members were invited up for a Q&A. It was brilliant hearing about the ideas behind each project and seeing the passion of everyone involved.

I was also thrilled to hear that another film entered into the prize ‘The Bed’ directed by Thalia Kent-Egan, a fantastic film maker I worked with on another project this year, won the Education Award for best educational short. You can read more about this project below.



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