I’m pleased to be able to announce that The Lighthouse has won its first award at the 2017 Carmarthen Bay Film Festival. It was selected as one of the finalists by the judging panel, and went on to win The Best Feature Film category at their awards.
Myself, director Chris Crow and actor Mark Lewis Jones took a trip up to the Stradey Park Hotel in Furnace for a screening of the film and Q and A session on Monday the 8th. The film was shown to a very appreciative audience who listened to us talking about the making of the film and the original story it was based on. There were some very knowledgeable questions fielded by the audience about the Small’s Lighthouse, and it was good to discuss the history that inspired the film.
Chris Crow, Myself and Mark Lewis Jones at The Carmarthen Bay Film Festival on May 8th 2017. Photo by Kelvin Guy.
Following that I went up for the awards ceremony on Thursday the 11th. A good evening was had celebrating film and the achievements of the film makers, and it was an extra thrill to actually win the category and be able to accept the award on behalf of everyone involved making the film.
The Lighthouse’s award from the festival.
The Lighthouse is the second feature film I’ve produced, and has pretty much swallowed up a good chunk of the last 3 years with its development, making and completion. As we speak I’m still sorting out items for our international Sales Agent, and hope to announce some good news about the film’s international distribution in the near future.
In the meantime though, thanks to everyone at the festival for making us feel very welcome, and thanks to everyone involved in the production of the film for their hard work in making the film.