Benfleet film company up for three Scottish Baftas

A BENFLEET film production company hopes to be toasting success when it heads off to an awards ceremony.

Gritty crime drama The Wee Man has been nominated for three awards at the Scottish Baftas, due to take place in Glasgow on November 17th 2013.

The film follows the story of Paul Ferris, played by actor Martin Compston, as he descends into a life of crime in Seventies Glasgow.

Made by Carnaby International, which is based in High Road, Benfleet, the film has already picked up Scottish Bafta New Talent Award, in March, when actor Daniel Kerr was named best newcomer.

The Wee Man has been nominated for best film, best actor (Martin Compston) and the audience award for best film.
Terry Loveday, executive producer of Carnaby International, said he was “really excited about the nominations”

and described the film as being about bullying.

He said: “Ferris is tormented by a family of notorious bullies as he is growing up.

“Then one day he finally snaps and despite his father’s advice and in the knowledge the police can do nothing to help he decides to take on his tormentors.”

The movie was filmed in 2011 and released last year.

Mr Loveday added: “The film has really gathered momentum.

“Making the film was interesting.

We were not allowed to film in Glasgow because the police would not let us have access, so much of the film was shot in Bromley-by- Bow, in east London.

“We are looking forward to heading to the awards later this month.”

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