The BAFTA nominated and multi award winning short film Good Night (www.goodnightshortfilm.com/trailer) has done it again - picking up two more awards at this years Colchester Film Festival. The film which is produced by Icelandic producer Eva Sigurdardottir, picked up the awards for Best Screenplay and Best Editor. The screenplay is written by the film's director Muriel d'Ansembourg, from Holland. The film was edited by Bosnia and Herzegovina born Una Gunjak.
This is what the Jury had to say about the film:
Best Screenplay – (Judge: Tim Loane)
"The writer has created real flesh and blood characters struggling with real normal life – in a script that has fantastic use of suspense – so it’s a film that is surprising, fresh, alarming and heart-felt – and all while dealing with a very difficult subject. I thought it was great."
Best Editing (Judge: Terry Rawlings)
"I loved the way in which the editor understood these girls so well. The pace was perfect, the quick cutting which added to the excitement of the night of adventure until it suddenly goes wrong. And then everything slows down which adds to the sadness of the two girls who try so hard to be what they are not. The whole film is perfectly paced."
Good Night is an intimate portrait of two 14-year-old girls on a night where their childhood innocence is threatened by an awakening sexuality. The film follows Rachel and Chloe as they head into London on a secret night out, dressed way beyond their years and oozing a sexuality they barely own. Giving mixed signals to the men they meet the boundaries between innocent play and dangerous seduction start to blur.
The films producer Eva Sigurdardottir has recently moved back to Iceland after spending nine years in the UK working for companies like the BBC and producing a number of independent short films, including Good Night. Eva is currently working on setting up her own production company Askja Films which will focus on narrative storytelling through the medium of film, with a focus on strong female characters. The company's next film will be Red Reflections which is expected to appear on the festival circuit in the new year.