Magazine article Screen International

Eva Riley, Stars of Tomorrow 2016

Magazine article Screen International

Eva Riley, Stars of Tomorrow 2016

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"I was just making it up as I went along but I really enjoyed it straight away. I realised it was what I wanted to do," she says.

Riley worked in a variety of roles on several films before receiving funding from the Creative Scotland-supported initiative DigiCult to make her debut short Sweetheart.

Backing from creative charity IdeasTap for another short, Joyride, led to a Bafta Scotland new talent award nomination.

Riley was then accepted into the National Film and Television School to study directing. Her graduate film Patriot, about an 11-year-old living in a rural English town against a backdrop of racial tension, was nominated for a short film Palme d'Or in 2015.

Her next short Diagnosis - starring 2015 Star of Tomorrow Charlotte Spencer - was funded by BBC Films through its Greenlight Project. …

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