01/11/2011. Contributed by Jessica Martin
The British Independent Film Awards have announced this year’s Awards nominations. They include Hollow – a breakout British supernatural thriller from first time filmmakers Michael Axelgaard and Matthew Holt.
Nominated for the Raindance Award at this year’s BIFAs, Hollow is the harrowing tale of two young couples who discover a macabre local legend on holiday in the English countryside, unleashing dark consequences. The film is being called Britain’s answer to Paranormal Activity.
Directed by first time feature director Michael Axelgaard and written and produced by Matthew Holt, Hollow puts in performances from British actors Emily Plumtree (The Merchant of Venice, Hollyoaks), Sam Stockman (Whitechapel), Jessica Ellerby (Get Him to the Greek, Eastenders, Hollyoaks) and Matt Stokoe (Comes a Bright Day, Black Mirror).
Director Michael Axelgaard said, “It’s been a long, hard road getting our film made, and we’ve been greatly inspired by the support, hard work and collaboration of a great many talented people along the way. We’re extremely happy for our first feature to be nominated for a BIFA.”
Producer Matthew Holt added, “We’re delighted to be nominated for a BIFA. Hollow has gone from strength to strength, and it looks like the film has real breakout potential.”
The 2011 BIFA Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday 4th December at Old Billingsgate in Central London.
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