CREDITS; Additional information.
(Updated Friday, 25 April 2008)
“Apology", (Short Film).
Gaffer (London Unit).
DIRECTOR (Dir) for PRODUCTION CO. 2007
For more information on “The Apology Line” visit Apology Line website.
April 07 – “The Apology Line” has been finished. For more information visit Apology Line at Myspace
April 08 – “The film is still doing its festival run and will be all this year. I am in negotiations with a few distributors who would like to represent the film and so we hope once that is all settled we can get down to selling the film to different territories. Fingers crossed, I really hope to get the film on a dvd compilation sometime in the future..
So. Thus far the film has been selected for and played at the following festivals:
Sundance Film Festival (USA)
SXSW Film Festival (USA)
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France)
Cork International Film Festival (Ireland)
Raindance Film Festival (UK)
Flickerfest International Film Festival (Australia)
It has won the following awards:
Prix UIP Best European Short - Cork Film Festival
Special Jury Mention - Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
Nominated in the Short Film Category for the 2008 European Film Academy Awards
And has also been selected and will screen at these upcoming festivals:
Seattle International Film Festival (USA)
Hot Docs (Canada)
SilverDocs AFI/Discovery Channel International Documentary Film Festival (USA)
Nashville Film Festival (USA)
IFF Artfilm (Slovakia)
International Eskisehir Film Festival (Turkey)
There should be plenty more following through this year as the film is regularly getting requested by the festivals themselves.
The Independent Newspaper called the film an 'Experimental and visually explosive documentary' in a short review in January.
An article by the BBC Film Network including interviews at Sundance: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/filmnetwork/A31181663
Indiewire said in their Sundance review: 'mesmerizing images fill the screen as we listen in on telephone messages left on "The Apology Line" (James Lees - The Hobo Film Company)