SWAG, a short silent comedy film, written by and starring Musical Comedy Award Winner 2014 David Elms, directed by Matt Holt and produced by Sara Shulman has won ‘Best Foreign Short’ at the LA Indie Film Festival.
The soundtrack for the film, written by emerging composer Gabriel Chernick, has won a Silver Medal at the Global Music Awards for Outstanding Achievement.
The film has also been accepted into the Cannes Film Festival Court Métrage (Short Film Corner) and will be available in the digital library as well as screening booths during the Cannes Film Festival in May.
Sara Shulman, who produced the short film, said: “We are absolutely delighted that the film and soundtrack have received awards. Everyone in Team SWAG has put a huge amount of effort into the film and we are so pleased that individual talents and the film as a whole have been recognised by the international film festival community.”
SWAG features some of the best new and emerging comedy talent in the UK, such as Ellie White, Adam Hess, Lolly Adefope, Rhys James, Natasia Demetriou, Phil Wang, Pierre Novellie, Patrick Turpin, Alex Owen, Ben Ashenden, Jack Barry, Orry Gibbens, Stevie Martin, Liz Smith, Adam Lawrence, Joe Bannister, Lizzie Daykin and Mark Davison, who received a ‘Best Supporting Actor’ nomination at the Los Angeles Short Film Festival for his role in the film.
David Elms was nominated for Best Actor at the Los Angeles Short Film Festival and Simon Elsbury was nominated for Best Cinematographer.
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