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NFTS Grad Film Finalist in Student Academy Awards!

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NFTS Grad Film Finalist in Student Academy Awards!

Sweet Maddie Stone Directed by Brady Hood

NFTS graduation film, Sweet Maddie Stone, directed by Brady Hood, is a finalist in the narrative (International film schools) category of this year’s Student Academy Awards. NFTS students are a regular feature in these prestigious awards, having won an impressive six Student Academy Awards. The awards presentation takes place on Thursday October 12th at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Sweet Maddie Stone (Fiction): Directed and co-written by Brady Hood, produced by Jake Riley-Hunte and co-written by Jessica Jackson (full credits below):

Synopsis: 15-year-old Maddie Stone rules her school yard under the protection of her family name.  But after discovering her notorious father has been arrested, she has to make his bail money or lose the yard. The more Maddie fights, the more her world spirals out of control – and the closer she gets to becoming the man she’s trying to save.

Sweet Maddie Stone has won a number of awards including ‘British/ Irish Short Film of the Year’ at the London Critics Circle Film Awards. In response to the announcement, Director Brady Hood said "I'm overwhelmed, ecstatic and very humbled! This is a special moment which belongs to everyone who invested so much into this film. it even makes waking up to the warden (producer) of the prison we bunked in , playing "Black Skinhead" at 5am, all the more worth it. It's been an incredible journey and hopefully this opens doors for all those involved."

The Team: Cinematographer, Dan Atherton; Production Designer, Declan O’Brien; production Manager, Grace heath; Production Co-ordinator, Simone Tomasi; Production Assistant, Scott Eggleholfer; 3rd Assistant Director, Anna Bennett-Squire; Editor, Meredith Mantik; Production Sound Mixer, Richard Eastick Esq; Boom Operators, Simon Richert, Tom Osborn; Composer, Tim Morrish; Compositor, Victor Almela; Sound Editor & Re-recording Mixer, Payam Hosseinian; Online Editor & Colour Grader, Carl Thompson.