Jonny Dry’s latest short film Third Quarter has been selected and nominated for this year’s three day New Renaissance Film Festival in London. The growing festival network – which has gone on to establish itself in Amsterdam and a further LGBTQ festival – looks to promote ‘stories that are genuinely imaginative, emotional and positive.’
Alongside a varied programme of short, feature and documentary work, Third Quarter will screen on Saturday at the Close Up Cinema in Shoreditch alongside Cameron Richards’ The Sea starring Anna Friel, Russell Tovey and David Elliot; and Rena Dumont’s Hapless Hans.
On Sunday many of the team who worked on Third Quarter have been nominated across a range of categories that speaks volumes for the team’s dedication to the producing the film which was released earlier this year. Tickets for both the screening and awards ceremony can be booked here.
Lead actor David K. Whiting is nominated for Best Actor for his portrayal of Will. Dan Baboulene and Alexander Well’s impressive string based score featuring Makoto Nakata on the violin and Cristina Cooper on the cello is nominated for Best Score.
Elsewhere the work that went in to constructing and dressing the bookcases and books is recognised with a nomination for Best Set Design and there are also general nominations for Best UK Short and Best Fantasy/Mystery short.
The project, which Jonny began writing back in 2015, depicts the inner psychological turmoil of memory loss and dementia to the explore the emotional impact such confusion can have as one’s sense of identity is lost. Drawing from a range of scientific material that researched the psychological impact of such conditions, Third Quarter was supported in-kind from Falmouth University and with principle photography commencing in the summer of 2016 before a long two year post-production process that included visual effects work from a Netherlands-based team that featured close collaborator René Huwaë.
Third Quarter has gone on to also be recognised at other UK festivals, including the Newlyn International Film Festival and Heart of England Film Festival.