Posted on 4th April 2018
Mid-Sussex filmmakers continue awards success
Matthew and Michael Rowney, from Burgess Hill, have continued their awards success with a slew of international prizes for their latest film projects.
The brothers, who run Rowney Brothers Motion Pictures, have won four awards since the end of last year as well as seven nominations.
Their awards include the Award of Excellence at the Headline International Film Festival (HIFF), which Michael won for his unproduced feature screenplay ‘Try Again’.
They were also nominated for Best Director and Producer at the Gold Movie Awards for their Stephen King adaptation ‘I Am The Doorway’, after being shortlisted alongside Oscar-winning short film ‘The Silent Child’.
In the coming weeks, the brothers will hear if their unproduced short screenplay ‘Dear Spero’ has won the Hill Country Film Festival and are also waiting to find out if their sketch ‘Killing Remy’ has won Best Director and Best Original Prop at the Oniros Film Awards in Italy.
The news is the latest development in what has been a busy year for Matthew and Michael.
They are currently in the midst of writing their debut feature film and are also wrapping post-production on ‘Odilo Fabian or (The Possibility of Impossible Dreams)’. The fantasy short film will be released on the festival circuit later this year and features an all-star cast which includes Kacey Ainsworth (Grantchester), Isabelle Allen (Les Miserables), Louisa Connolly-Burnham (Call the Midwife), Luke Brandon-Field (American Poltergeist) and Shefali Chowdhury (Harry Potter).
To find out more about the Rowney Brothers’ progress, follow Matthew and Michael Rowney on Instagram\
"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."
"“I can’t speak highly enough of the BHBPA. As a small local business we feel very much part of a community and thoroughly enjoy the annual exhibition and meetings throughout the year. Over the years we have built fantastic working relationships with many BHBPA members and every meeting and event offers us opportunities to work with more. This is networking at its best! ” "
""BHBPA is a really well organised and run group, great for networking and benefitting from knowledgeable local speakers with real business insight. Peter brings enthusiasm and humour which helps drive the association forward. I am glad to be part of it.""
"The BHBPA is an energetic and vocal organisation that connects and empowers and informs the local business community acting as an effective conduit to local authority and other organisations. We are proud to be part of that community and the association."