Testimony, produced by Reckoner Productions (Ireland) and Foxrock Productions (UK), has won a prestigious Award of Merit from the IndieFEST Film Awards.
The IndieFEST Film Awardsrecognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about the IndieFEST and a list of recent winners can be found at www.theindiefest.com.
In winning an IndieFEST Film Award, Kamila Dydyna joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including Liam Neeson as the narrator of Love Thy Nature, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tom Hall for Generosity of Eye, David Gero of Yamaha Entertainment, searing expose Davids and Goliath by Leon Lee, Star Trek Fan Favorite Prelude to Axanar and European heavyweight Roland Joffee for The Lovers starring Josh Hartnett and Bollywood star Bipasha Basu.
Rick Prickett, who chairs The IndieFEST Film Awards, had this to say about the latest winners, “The IndieFEST is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The IndieFEST helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries. The goal of The IndieFEST Film Awards is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”
Written and directed by Charlo Johnson, the film is an intense drama that centres on Tanya, a college student struggling to pay her tuition fees, who receives advice from the most unlikely of sources: an elderly gentleman who has an unconventional perspective on life. Keep up to date on the latest news on our Facebook Page,
A short film I wrote in June 2014 is full steam ahead in pre-production. Based on true events that took place in Poland in 1991, the film tells the story of a 9-year-old girl that is asked to testify in a domestic abuse court hearing. Her mother is the plaintiff, her father – the defendant. The girl testifies in a courtroom in front of a judge, with both parents present. While by today’s standards putting a child under such pressure is unthinkable, hearings like that took place in Poland until 2005.
We have great cast onboard, including Clodagh Downing (Patsy Dick, Darkness on The Edge Of Town), and Neill Fleming (The Hit Producer, Game of Thrones). The film will be produced by Matthew Toman from Bankhouse Productions (Family, Don’t You Recognise Me?) and Cara Bamford from Foxrock Productions. Alan Rogers (Family, Bridge to Kindness) joins us as DOP, and Alan Tully (Metanoia, Pin / Do) will edit & score the film.