A Reason to Leave, a drama directed by a Bournemouth University graduate, has been nominated for Best Drama at the National Film Awards.
BU grad Norman Gregory directed the film while studying towards his MA Directing for Film and Television degree at BU. A Reason to Leave was produced by Unreasonable Productions - a Dorset based film company - and is a tragic redemption story set in Dorset and Tuscany. It stars Mark Wingett and Claire King, supported by Alice Bird, Simone Spinazze and Jack Brady.
Norman Gregory said: “It is very gratifying for everyone who worked so hard on the film to be nominated for an award and in such elevated company. Although the film has been nominated for awards before this is the first national recognition.”
The award ceremony will take place at the Porchester Hall in London on Thursday, 31st March. Other films nominated in this category include The Lady in the Van, The Danish Girl and 45 Years.
The National Film Awards is an annual awards ceremony celebrating the achievements of established and independent film makers , actors , actresses, casting directors , production companies and crew who make up the motion picture industry in the United Kingdom, USA, South America, Africa and Australia. All nominations and voting for the NFA are submitted by movie fans in the specific event territory. The Awards are to be televised for broadcast on Sky Showcase (Sky 261, Freesat 402, Freeview 254).