Rhyl filmmaker in competition at one of the world’s biggest film festivals
A short film created by a Rhyl born and bred filmmaker Ashleigh Powell is one of only 47screening at this year’s BFI London Film Festival, one of the world’s most prestigious film events. The festival usually selects over 150 shorts to be screened, so it’s a huge achievement for the Denbighshire region, its talent and Ashleigh Powell, Producer of the film ‘Shuttlecock’.
It’s also the first time the festival has gone partially online, and that the award for Best Short Film is entirely in the audience’s hands. Now until the 18th October, viewers can watch the film for free online at bit.ly/lffshuttlecock and vote for ‘Shuttlecock’ at bit.ly/voteshuttlecockto win Best Short film!
Written and directed by Tommy Gillard and Produced by Ashleigh Powell, ‘Shuttlecock’ is a sports film like you’ve never seen before. The 13-minute comedy centres on macho man Carl, who is forced to confront his idea of masculinity when an obsession with a mysterious new member of his badminton club spirals out of control.
Ashleigh Powell said: “When living in North Wales, London and the film-industry can feel a million miles away. Watching and voting for ‘Shuttlecock’ is a great way to support local talent and regional arts – which is important now more than ever.”
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