BedHead had a great night at LA Web Fest, winning 4 awards out of 8 nominations. A huge congrats to my entire team!
Outstanding Direction in a Comedy Series - Benjamin Mathews
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Paul Ayre
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Jody Kennedy
Outstanding Editing in a Comedy Series - Anil Griffin
Outstanding Comedy Series - BedHead
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series - Claire Phillips, Benjamin Mathews, Jon Dalgaard, Tom Keele, Reece Jones
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Sarah Bishop
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Andrew Steel
And we're live! All five episodes of BedHead are up on ABC iView until August 21!
When Sarah comes to stay with her old university friend Paul to attend a mutual friend's wedding, we find them sharing a bed together, hearing their every thought. But when Paul awkwardly makes a move on Sarah, it sets off a string of hilarious sexual misadventures over the course of several nights, all taking place in Paul's bedroom.
Emily will be screening at the Sydney Film Festival as part of a special AFTRS 40th anniversary retrospective, alongside films by Jane Campion, PJ Hogan, Rowan Woods, Cate Shortland and more. If you're in Sydney and want to see it, now's your chance!
After an incredible full house screening of EMILY followed by a Q&A here in Cannes, the next screening will be in the Palais du Festivals on May 24, followed by a final screening on May 26.
I won't be there May 26 as I will be at the EMILY screening at the St. Kilda Film Festival in Melbourne on the same day.
Radio Interview on Triple R, Melbourne & podCASTLE Interview about EMILY & Student Academy Award nomination
I'll be interviewed on Three Triple R, Melbourne at 1pm today. From their website:
Ben Mathews, director of 'Emily', a short film has been nominated on a 5-film shortlist for the Best Student Oscars. The film screens next month at at the St. Kilda Film Festival.
And from podCASTLE @Length – Benjamin Mathews, ‘Emily’ & Oscar:
The short was voted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Student Academy Awards Executive Committee as one of the finalists in this year’s Foreign Film Award category. The Academy received 51 films from 29 different countries this year. Final voting for the winning film is held in May with an announcement around mid-May.