Exeter Phoenix Digital supported Short Film nominated for First Light Awards

Exeter Phoenix Digital supported film H.B. has been nominated in the Best Comedy category at the First Light Awards 2013.

Co-ordinated by My Pockets, H.B, was one of six 90-second comedy shorts based around sex education that were made for the ‘Doing it’ First Light funded Project. Young people aged 11-17 from the south-west took part in the project, which worked closely with Compass Pupil Referral Unit and the Switch Community Project. Participants were from hard-to-reach groups such as young offenders, young people excluded from formal education, young people in care, and those from economically disadvantaged or rural areas.

The First Light Awards 2013 will take place at the ODEON, Leicester Square London on Tuesday 19 March 2013 and is set to be a very exciting day for the young people.

H.B will be one of 4 shortlisted films in the comedy category and will be judged by an industry panel.  The winning film is to be selected by a group of celebrity judges consisting of, Sir Alan Parker, Hobbit star Martin Freeman, David Heyman, Dawn Porter, and Matt Smith.

Peter Snelling of My Pockets said ‘We are delighted to be nominated. It is a big honour and a great opportunity for the young people experience an award ceremony like this’.

Using handmade puppets, H.B. tells the story of A pencil sharpener who tries to seduce a shy pencil. Will the pencil shape up 2B like the sharpeners much harder boyfriends?

H.B. and other nominated films in each category can be seen on the First Light website.