2016 - Short film
In a neighbourhood rife with racial tension, a local girl falls for a recent immigrant who is the victim of prejudice and shame.
Screened at over 100 festivals worldwide, winning numerous awards, including 3 Oscar qualifying festivals, the Crystal Bear in Berlin and gaining a BIFA nomination.
Statement from the Berlin jury:
"This film succeeds in astounding the viewer through its sophisticated dramaturgy. The story holds a mirror up to a society still plagued by persistent clichés, a mirror that in the end also forces the audience to face their own prejudices. Provocative and full of strong imagery, this production also manages at the same time to make our current challenges clear."
Directed & written by Screen Star of Tomorrow, Toby Fell-Holden
Producers: Tom Kimberley & Ali Mansuri
Exec Producers: Vaughan Sivell
Cast: Charlotte Beaumont, Genevieve Dunne
London Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival
Berlin Film Festival (Crystal Bear Winner)
Further details: http://www.balconyshortfilm.com