Young Plymouth stars celebrating BAFTA success
YOUNG starlets from across Plymouth are celebrating success on the big screen after the film in which they starred scooped a BAFTA.
Stagecoach students Joshua Coleman, 10 and Sam Hockaday, 12, (pictured right) starred in Swimmer which, as reported in Monday's Herald, won an award for Best Short Film during Sunday night's glittering BAFTA ceremony.
Kit Johnson and Tasadzwa Tandi who were unavailable for the picture, also featured in the film along with Sir Robert Geffrey's school pupil Jasper Martin, nine. The youngsters were chosen for the film after taking part in audition at Plymouth's Holiday Inn last year.
Shot in black and white, Swimmer follows the journey of a lone swimmer through waterways and coastline of the British Isles. It was directed by Lynne Ramsay, of We Need To Talk About Kevin acclaim, and commissioned for the London 2012 Olympics.
Scenes from the film were shot at picturesque Burrator reservoir.