September, a short film about a man’s infatuation with a circus performer, written and directed by Esther May Campbell, has won the BAFTA award for short film. The 21 minute film tells the story of Marvin (Nicholas Aaron), who works at a roadside fast food restaurant but dreams of something more. His moments of still belief are aggravated by friend, Roland (Tim Plester) demanding his loyalty and a staff of teens set to leave the ToToMotel motorway services where everyone works. And then, whiling away his free time in abandoned fields, one evening the sun lowers and Marvin catches sight of an extraordinary, foul-mouthed adolescent girl in the long thistles – and his world changes forever.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts chose the film out of a list of five films. Other short films nominated were Kingsland #1, by Kate Ogborn and Tony Grison, Love You More, by Caroline Harvey, Anthony Minghella, Sam Taylor-Wood and Patrick Marber, Ralph, by Olivier Kaempfer and Alex Winckler, and Voyage D’Affairs (The Business Trip) by Celine Quideau and Sean Ellis.
Here Esther is interviewed after winning the BAFTA award. Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube (HD)