Redruth screenwriter scoops BAFTA award

Redruth screenwriter scoops BAFTA award

Redruth screenwriter scoops BAFTA award

First published in Cornwall

A screenwriter from Redruth is celebrating after scooping a prestigious BAFTA award.

Sarah Woolner was part of a team that carried off the British short animation award for the film Sleeping with the Fishes, which she made with producer James Walker and director Yousif Al-Khalifa.

The romantic comedy, set to music composed by fellow Kingston graduate Matt Kelly, tells the story of a woman who lives a lonely life as a fishmonger, more at ease with her fish than her customers, until the day a delivery man who looks like a rainbow trout turns up.

The 30 year old, who graduated from Kingston University with first class honours in creative writing and drama in 2006, said the BAFTA had been entirely unexpected.

"There was a delayed reaction from all of us when the winner was announced but we were totally elated.

"We didn't think too much about our chances of winning because it was such an honour to even be nominated and the two other entries we were up against were great animations. I'm really on cloud nine."

From left Johannes Bock (editor), Sarah Woolner, Yousif al Khalifa (director), Matthew Kelly (composer), James Walker (producer), Dr Kirsty-Anne Walker (James's wife)

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