Edinburgh film festival wins for Rare Day and Penny Woolcock
BAFTA nominated Blueberry editor Alex Fry and filmmaker Penny Woolcock have collaborated on two very exciting projects – culminating in an award win at Edinburgh International Film Festival.
The film ‘From The Sea To The Land’ created for the BFI, is an emotional and revealing silent film created from incredible footage from the BFI archives dating from 1901 to present day. It is a beautiful portrait of the industry and people behind todays British coast. Accompanied with a live soundtrack by British Sea Power, this really was a unique project.
Screened first at Sheffield Doc Fest, Irantzu, Carly & Bhavinee attended the live screening on at BFI June 15th – the experience was quite simply magnificent!! Everyone in the audience was completely blown away and taken on an unexpectedly brilliant ride.
“Making this film was one of those magical moments where everything just seemed to fall into place quite quickly and yielded a really interesting result. Sometimes it’s good not to over think things. Wish it was always like that!” – Alex Fry BB Editor since 2002
Penny and Alex also collaborated on the film “One Mile Away” which won the award for best British feature film at the 2012 Edinburgh Film Festival. This stunning documentary on being homeless in London, gives the seen-but-unheard residents of London’s streets a voice.
The jury, which was comprised of Jim Broadbent, Kiki Sugino and Tiina Lokk, said the film is “a brave and honest film tackling a huge problem with sensitivity and skill, not only charting the efforts to reconcile a community but also showing the great wealth of creativity that is part of that struggle. We are delighted to be able to recognise such a singular achievement.”
Editor: Alex Fry