'The Stand' accepted at CBFF 2019 - and up for an award by Daniel McGowan

Following its first public screening at Chapter Moviemaker (making the film eligible for the BAFTA Cymru awards), The Stand has also been accepted at Wales’s prestigious Carmarthen Bay Film Festival 2019. Not only that, it is also up for an award: Best Short Made in Wales! We are very happy to be included amongst several other really strong and exciting films, and are looking forward to attending the festival in late May.

See here for more info on the festival.

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Trailer for The Stand launched by Daniel McGowan

With the Lions tour drawing to a close, we are pleased to announce the launch of the official trailer for The Stand. Created by Daniel McGowan and editor Jonathan Dunn, it gives a brief taste of what to expect with the finished short, which (at last!) is nearing completion.

You can view the trailer here. Let us know what you think, and get in touch with any questions.

boat nominated for 2 awards at Madrid International Film Festival 2017 by Daniel McGowan

Following its screening earlier this year at the Vaults Film Festival in London, boat has now been accepted at Madrid International Film Festival 2017. And it has been nominated for two awards: Best Short Film and Best Supporting Actor in a Short (the entirely lovely Neil Salvage).

Screening on 11th July, the red carpet awards ceremony then takes place on 15th, with a gala dinner. Sadly, it looks like we won't be able to make it along, but we're keeping our fingers crossed.

Find out more about this exciting festival, featuring startling new work from across the globe, here.

Thanks very much to the organisers for accepting boat - and if you do go along, have a great time.

boat nominated for Welsh film award by Jonathan Dunn

We’re very happy here at Corrwg Productions: boat, the short film written and directed by Daniel McGowan, has been nominated for the inaugural Brian Hibbard Award for Best Welsh Short at this year’s Cardiff Independent Festival.

The film, shot entirely on location in Monmouthshire, is up against 4 other great Welsh shorts. The prize is named in honour of the brilliant Welsh actor and singer from the Flying Pickets, who sadly passed away in 2012, and will be presented by his widow Caroline Bunce on 19th April at the festival’s awards ceremony.

Dan said ‘It is a huge honour – Brian was extraordinary and a massively talented man. To be in the running for the prize, at boat’s first festival and in my home town – it’s very exciting. And the festival itself is terrific. It’s a very gratifying feeling.’

Cardiff Independent Film Festival attracts submissions from all over the world, and a sign of its prestige lies in the fact that John Boorman, the legendary director of Deliverance and Hope and Glory, will present the UK premiere of his latest film there.

The festival is also BAFTA Cymru accredited, which means that boat is also eligible for the Welsh BAFTAs next year (2016). Make sure you cast your votes!