September wins BAFTA Short Film award

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.

September by Esther May Campbell

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.

Esther May Campbell worked with producer Stewartle Marechal at Met Film Production.

September has also won the UK Film Council Award for Best Film at the London Short Film Festival in January, and Best British Film at the Encounters Festival in Bristol, in November 2008.

Here Esther is interviewed after winning the BAFTA award. Click on the image below to play the video.