CALIFORNIA SCREEN CALL FOR CITY FILM; Director Michelle Shows off Coventry-Based Movie to Audiences at One of USA's Top Festivals
Byline: Sandish Shoker NEWS REPORTER
A CITY filmmaker is setting her sights on success across the Atlantic when her work is screened in California later this month.
Michelle Bailey premiered her first film Dad at Coventry University in December. Since then the 26-year-old, of Binley, has picked up a string of nominations as well as three awards from two UK film festivals.
And later this month her work will be screened at SoCal film festival in California, USA, where it is nominated for Achievement in Cinematography and Achievement in Short Film Making.
It is one of only three British films featuring in the event.
"Sadly I can't go to California to be there because of the money but people in the US are actually going to see Coventry, so it is a real great honour," said Michelle.
"I made the film for children of absent parents and alcoholics, and I want as many people as possible to watch it and enjoy, so the film festivals are a great way of doing this but the awards are just a bonus."
Earlier this year, Dad appeared at the One Voice Youth Film Festival in Bournemouth where Michelle picked up awards for Best Director and Best Film.
The film was also nominated for Best Score from Coventry student Rich Wren, Best Actress for Ellen Rutherford and Best Actor for George McCluskey.
Then in June it was screened at the Stratfordupon-Avon Fringe Film Festival and walked away with a gong for Best Factual Film. …