Today the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) have announced this year’s Awards nominations on Halloween. What better day to celebrate the nomination of HOLLOW – this year’s breakout British supernatural thriller from first time filmmakers Michael Axelgaard and Matthew Holt.
Directed by first time feature director Michael Axelgaard and written and produced by Matthew Holt, Hollow boasts strong performances from young, up and coming British actors Emily Plumtree (The Merchant of Venice, Hollyoaks), Sam Stockman (Whitechapel), Jessica Ellerby (Get Him to the Greek, Eastenders, Hollyoaks) and Matt Stokoe (Comes a Bright Day, Black Mirror).
Nominated for the prestigious Raindance Award at this year’s BIFAs, Hollow is chilling audiences and winning accolades at film festivals across the globe. The film is the harrowing tale of two young couples who discover a macabre local legend on holiday in the English countryside, unleashing dark consequences, and is being called Britain’s answer to Paranormal Activity.
“It’s been a long, hard road getting our film made, and we’ve been greatly inspired by the support, hard work and collaboration of a great many talented people along the way. We’re extremely happy for our first feature to be nominated for a BIFA.” says director Michael Axelgaard
Producer Matthew Holt reinforced this by saying: “We’re delighted to be nominated for a BIFA. Hollow has gone from strength to strength, and it looks like the film has real breakout potential.”
The 2011 BIFA Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday 4th December at Old Billingsgate in Central London.