At the recent North West Festival of the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers (IAC), Southport MovieMakers scored a record success by winning no less than six awards for its film entitled Fork in the Road.
The film was a joint project between Southport MovieMakers and the long-standing member of the Club, Paul Bagshaw (Artworks Pictures).The premise of the film poses the question: How does a 16-year-old cope with transferring from a bicycle to a wheelchair after a road traffic accident, and how does it affect his state of mind and the action he takes?
The film was awarded in SIX categories:
1. IAC NW: Rhyl Cup (Best Club Entry)
2. Overall Winner
3. Best Editing
4. Best Sound
5. Best Script & Story
6. Best Actor: Robbie Fletcher-Hill
The film, the source of the idea for which was a wheelchair, was directed by Peter Ravenscroft of Southport MovieMakers.
Capitalising on the success of the film, a sequel is planned for 2014.