Last year the shortlist was kept secret, but this year it appears to be public (you can see the complete list on the Academy website here).
And there is just one short film from the UK – Sidney Turtlebaum – starring Derek Jacobi. I just received a call from the producer, Daniel Jewel, asking for advice as he had found the blog. We chatted for 20 minutes, about sales agents, Oscars strategies and gigs in LA, and I am sure we will meet up in the new year. I haven’t seen his film yet but the reviews are all very good.
You can see his trailer and website here… more on Sidney Turtlebaum when it’s announced.
Onwards and upwards!
Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author