Film shot at Burrator near Plymouth picks up BAFTA award
A UNIQUE film with scenes shot at Burrator reservoir and starring local cast members has won a BAFTA.
Swimmer, by acclaimed British director Lynne Ramsay, was crowned Best Short Film at last night's glittering ceremony.
Burrator Reservoir was one of two Devon locations chosen to shoot scenes for the film inspired by the Olympics.
Ramsay, who received worldwide attention for her adaption of Lionel Shriver's novel We Need To Talk About Kevin, did three days of filming at Burrator and one day at Spitchwick Common on Dartmoor last autumn.
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It was one of many special commissions for the London 2012 Olympics.
Ramsay's Swimmer is described as "a poetic journey through the waterways and coastline of the British Isles, following a lone swimmer through lakes, rivers and coves."
The film is framed by a soundtrack of seminal British music, combined with hydrophonic recordings and snippets of bankside conversations.
Ramsay – and her partner Rory Kinnear – recruited some of their younger cast members from Devon and Cornwall.
Among them was Jasper Martin, then aged eight, from Tideford in Cornwall, who was chosen after auditions at Plymouth's Holiday Inn.
Jasper's dad, Bill Martin, former Herald editor and now editor of the Western Morning News, said: "It's just such an amazing thing for Jasper to be part of.
"He got to meet Lynne Ramsay at the auditions then took part in two days shooting on a proper film set.
"It was a brilliant experience when he did the film and that it's won an award is amazing.
"It's a great example when the landscape here is used to its full potential.
"More people will see it and more people will come here.
"I think it's fantastic for everyone who's involved – it was brilliant for Burrator."
Jasper, who was a Stagecoach student and goes to Sir Robert Geffery's School in Landrake, spent two days filming at Burrator.
Other Stagecoach students chosen to take part in the film were Joshua Colman, Sam Hockaday, Kit Johnson and Tasadzwa Tandi.
ROUND UP OF BAFTA WINNERS 2013
SKYFALL was crowned Outstanding British Film of the year at the glittering British Academy Film Awards held last night.
The movie, the third starring Daniel Craig as the suave spy, is already the highest-grossing film of all time at the UK box office.
Iran-hostage drama Argo was named best picture and the crowd-pleasing movie also scored best director for Ben Affleck.
Emmanuelle Riva was named Best Actress for her performance in Amour while Daniel Day-Lewis won Best Actor for his role in Lincoln.
Other big hitters were Quentin Tarantino who picked up Original Screenplay for his western Django Unchained and Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence presented the award for Best Supporting Actor to Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained.
The Special Visual Effects award went to the 3D spectacular Life Of Pi.
George Clooney presented the award for Supporting Actress to Les Miserables star Anne Hathaway while the award for Best Adapted Screenplay went to David O Russell for Silver Linings Playbook.
Some of the biggest names in Hollywood had braved the wind, rain and sleet to meet fans on the red carpet at the Baftas.
Stars including Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence and Eddie Redmayne stopped to sign autographs and pose for pictures outside the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden.
Among the celebrities were Hobbit star Martin Freeman, Alicia Vikander and Tom Hiddleston.
Also on the red carpet were Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Chastain, George Clooney and Dame Helen Mirren - the latter sporting dyed pink hair.
Host Stephen Fry compered the show which kicked off with a performance by Paloma Faith of the INXS hit Never Tear Us Apart.