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Oscars on the horizon for Sundown
BAFTA Nominated Director Ryan Hendrick said, "I am ecstatic and a little stunned. I always believed Sundown had the potential, but I wasn't convinced this big bad world would let it breath. It's an honour and a privilege to be selected for such a prestigious festival."
Sundown tells the story of the aging William, who is taken on a journey to a remote Scottish island by the young Abi, in order for him to come to terms with his own mortality.
The film premiered at the renowned Xpo North in Inverness last month. Kate Hooper, Director of Xpo North, described Sundown as "Beautiful and poignant. A stunning short film that will leave lasting memories."
Scottish actress Caitlin Blackwood responded to the news saying "I'm delighted our thoughtful and incisive film is finding it's audience in Hollywood. I hope those attending the festival enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it." Blackwood rose to fame at the age of 8 in BBC's Doctor Who as Matt Smith's new companion Amelia Pond, before handing the role over to her real life cousin Karen Gillan.
Blackwood appears alongside former Emmerdale and Doctor Who star Frazer Hines, whose portrayal of Highland character Jamie MacCrimmon in Dr Who was the original inspiration for Starz series Outlander said, "I'm just so happy that after all the hard work cast and crew put into this film that it's being recognised."
Sundown Producer, recent BAFTA Scotland & Celtic Media Festival Winner David Brown, described the film as "a great representation of the indie scene and of alternative voices highlighting the best Scotland has to offer through its landscapes, all showcased through a tight and compelling story."
Sundown travels state-side in August to screen in Competition at both HollyShorts Film Festival in Los Angeles, and the Blue Whiskey Film Festival in Chicago.
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