Duo’s Scottish BAFTA honour
A Cambuslang woman and Castlemilk man have been nominated for prestigious prizes at next week’s BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award. Christopher Martin from Castlemilk has been nominated for Acting Performance Male category and Louise Dawson of Cambuslang is up in the Design category.
Christopher has been nominated for his role in Open Mike. In the film, he explores the life of Michael, an adult with autism who lives in solitude. He is shy around people and adheres to strict daily routines. His regular visits to the local pub are his only form of companionship. However, being in the wrong place at the wrong time soon sees Michael’s normal pattern of function disrupted.
Christopher wrote the character and screenplay, he researched autism and interacted with those who live with the condition.
Louise has been nominated for her work on Starfish, an emotional story about a sibling relationship.
Louise was nominated in 2015 under ‘Best Factual’ as a co-producer for the documentary ‘Late night in Glasgow’. She is fresh out of university, having only just graduated in July 2015. ‘Starfish’ was part of her graduation showcase.
The BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards will take place at Drygate Brewery in Glasgow from 6.30pm on April 14.