On 3rd February the nominations for the Midlands Movies Awards 2019 were announced and we’re delighted to have received four nods for our sci-fi short film ‘Make Do Or Mend’!
The film has been nominated by the selection panel in the categories of Best Director for Christopher Bevan, Best Editor for Simon Dymond, Best Sound Editing for Keith Morrison and for Best Costume, Make-Up and Hair Styling for the team of Chris Morris, Laura Viale Durand, Katarina Horvatic, Ben Fallaize and Monica Montalvo.
Our sincere thanks to Midlands Movies for the recognition in these categories and also to the entire team who brought their amazing talent to the project and worked so hard. Originally created for the Sci-Fi London 48 Hour Film Challenge back in April 2018, the film has since gone on to festival nominations and selections both in the UK and USA, and was recently picked up by the online science fiction platform DUST last month for distribution to a large global audience where it has to date been viewed over 80,000 times.
As Midlands-based filmmakers these latest nominations from Midlands Movies mean a great deal to us and we’re also thrilled to be up against some incredible local talent, many of whom are friends and past collaborators, and we look forward to celebrating all that is good about independent filmmaking in the Midlands with them next month.
The 3rd annual Midlands Movies awards ceremony takes place in Leicester on Saturday 2nd March at Hansom Hall in Leicester, to find out more visit the official Midlands Movies website here and to see a full list of the nominations head here. You can watch the film in full below.
About Make Do Or Mend
“For Hunters, victory is the only alternative to death. When Irix (Miranda Heath) returns with a new trophy, her kill has already attracted dangerous attention from rival Hunters. With the seconds counting down until the next hunt, her companion Ashak (Dan McGrath) claims to have a way out for both of them. Surrounded by enemies and with another brutal hunt about to begin, the two Hunters must decide whether to make do and embrace the inevitable or take up the ﬁght against their fate.”
Make Do Or Mend is directed by Christopher Bevan, written by Dan McGrath and produced by Christopher Bevan and James Hutton. To find out out more about the making of the film, visit our blog post here. To date the film has received a Special Mention in the Sci-Fi London 48 Hour Film Challenge, received official selections for The Short Cinema, Fargo Fantastic and Birmingham Film Festivals, and at the latter of these was nominated in 3 categories for Best Micro Short, Best Production Design and Best Costume. In early 2019 the film was picked up for online distribution by DUST, ‘the first premium sci-fi entertainment brand that reaches fans across all platforms, giving voice to emerging, diverse and established filmmakers.’