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Wood Green film director into final of national competition
A Wood Green director has been shortlisted in a national film competition and is in with a chance of winning £30,000.
Amanda Boyle, 38, is one of 12 other film makers to make the Virgin Media Shorts final, a short film competition judged by industry experts including actress Julie Walters CBE and Phyllida Lloyd CBE, director of The Iron Lady.
Her short film called Skirt is in the running to win the Grand Prize of £30,000 which will pay for her next film. She would also receive mentoring from the British Film Institute.
Skirt is a film which depicts two people in a flat communicating through their possessions. The film was born out of a desire to tell a story without focusing on dialogue but through atmosphere and props.
Amanda said: “What was totally unique to this film was having the props as such a key character, which posed a challenge.
"Every object needed to be handpicked, but I am so thrilled that all of the detail came together so successfully and that, subsequently, I’ve been shortlisted for Virgin Media Shorts.”