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."
"“Sutton Winson have been members of the BHBPA for around 7 years. We have found it a great way to keep in touch with Burgess Hill businesses and to meet with likeminded people. It’s not just another “networking” group, as it tackles the real issues and gets things done”"
"I am delighted to have a long-standing relationship with the BHBPA. Since its foundation the Association has gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt that it has brought huge benefits to its members and the business community as a whole through the partnerships it has formed with the local authorities, Sussex Police and local organisations. It is paramount that Burgess Hill businesses have an effective collective voice."
"If Carlsberg did networking they would do it the BHBPA way. Each event is packed with great ideas, thought provoking presentations and fun. As a small business we feel supported and part of the community. We have built friendships and business relationships and there is always plenty of advice on hand to benefit us all so don’t hesitate to join whatever the nature of your business. "