Two young boys on a whalf, one in a shark costume A still from 'All God's Creatures'

Oct 14 2014

The Iris Prize - Cardiff's (UK) international LGBT short film prize is the only short film prize in the world which allows the winner to make a new film through funding, support and guidance. The prize is presented annually during the Iris Prize Festival and this year was held in October to a sold out crowd.

AFTRS is delighted that the 2012 AFTRS student film All God's Creatures directed and co-written by Brendon McDonnell has scooped up this year's coveted award of a £25,000 prize which will enable him to make a new short film in the UK.

Sara Sugarman, Chair of the Iris Prize Jury said, "All God’s Creatures is a brilliantly executed film, with wonderful performances from its two young leads and beautiful art direction. At its heart it covers all LGBT issues about being comfortable with who you are.”

Congratulations to all the AFTRS alumni who worked on the film who get to enjoy yet another international accolade for their work on this project:

Director: Brendon McDonall (Directing)
Writers: Jessica Paine (Screenwriting) and Brendon McDonall
Producer: Taylor Litton-Strain (Producing)
Cinematographer: Jack McAvoy (Cinematography)
Editors: Mary-Elizabeth Hutson (Editing, 2012) and Kelly Cameron (Editing)
Production Designer: Bethany Ryan (Production Designer)
Location Sound: Gareth Evans (Sound)
Post Sound: Alex Francis (Sound)
Screen Music: Adam Moses (Screen Music)

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