BAFTA win for Boogaloo and Graham
Date Posted: February 10, 2015
Northern Ireland short film, Boogaloo and Graham, directed by Michael Lennox, produced by Brian Falconer and written by Ronan Blaney has won the BAFTA Award for Best British Short Film.
Boogaloo and Graham, filmed entirely on location in Northern Ireland, is set in 1970s Belfast and follows two young boys who discover the facts of life, aided by the help of their pet chickens. Martin McCann (The Survivalist, Jump, Whole Lotta Sole), Charlene McKenna (Jump, Ripper Street) and Jonathan Harden (Five Minutes of Heaven, Fifty Dead Men Walking) star. Boogaloo and Graham was made with funding from Northern Ireland Screen as part of the BFI NET.WORK.
Boogaloo and Graham is also nominated for an Academy Award® in the live action short category. The Oscars® will be held on Sunday 22nd February, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood.
Richard Williams, CEO of Northern Ireland Screen said; “Everyone at Northern Ireland Screen is delighted for Michael, Brian and Ronan. BAFTAs are not easily won and this honour will, in time, turn out to be a big moment for their professional careers. Short films are all about new talent and storytelling and with Boogaloo & Graham Northern Ireland Screen got to finance and support a brilliant package of new talent and pitch perfect storytelling. Fingers crossed for the Oscars but the BAFTA will mean as much or more for their individual careers. Awards matter not only for individual development but for sectoral development too and this BAFTA along with the Oscar nomination puts out a strong message that talent is bubbling up in Northern Ireland.”