Winning Films for 08 Announced

Winning films for ’08 announced

Iconic British film director, Don Boyd, has announced the three winners in Liverpool’s prestigious, cutting edge Digital Departures micro-budget filmmaking initiative.

Fighting off competition from over 150 other submissions, three teams have each been awarded £250,000 to make their feature film dreams a reality and be premiered as part of the city’s European Capital of Culture programme. The winners are:

GENRE: Documentary.
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Terence Davies of Essex (originally from Liverpool).
PRODUCERS: Solon Papadopoulos and
Roy Boulter, both of Liverpool.

GENRE: Drama.
WRITER: Leigh Campbell of Liverpool.
DIRECTOR: Lindy Heymann of London.
PRODUCER: Andy Stebbing of London.

GENRE: Horror.
WRITER: Colin O’Donnell of Liverpool / Belfast.
DIRECTOR: Lawrence Gough of Cheshire.
PRODUCER: Julie Lau of Liverpool.
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Alan Pattison of Manchester.

Marking his return to his hometown, internationally-renowned director, Terence Davies, sais he was thrilled to have his documentary, Of Time And The City, his first time working with the digital medium.

As the premier film project in the ’08 Capital of Culture celebrations, Digital Departures attracted an incredibly high calibre of entrants when the initiative was launched in 2007.

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