York movie battles Firth and Fassbender for National Film Award

26 Feb 2015 @ 10.06 pm
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Go vote now… The Knife That Killed Me

It has already been named as one of the best ten films of 2014 by the Huffington Post.

Now York movie The Knife That Killed Me is up for a major gong in the National Film Awards. And you can help it take the award for Best Action film.

Filmmakers will be hobnobbing with the likes of major Hollywood stars including Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Ben Affleck, who are among the talents shortlisted for an award.

Nominations were submitted via 756,000 movie fans at the end of 2014. Now the public are being asked to vote for their favourites.

The Best Action category pits The Knife That Killed Me against films including The Railway Man, starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman and Michael Fassbender movie Slow West.

To cast your vote for TKTKM head over to the National Film Awards official website between now and March 12.

‘Delighted and humbled’

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Filmmakers Kit Monkman and Marcus Romer
The film’s co-director, Kit Monkman, said the nomination had come as a “complete surprise.”

He added:

“We’re delighted and very humbled to be nominated, particularly as it came from a public vote. For our film to be considered alongside some of the biggest movies of the year is fantastic.”

The Knife That Killed Me tells the story of Paul Varderman as he reflects on the events leading to the fatal moment his life is cut short.

The film is based on the best selling novel by Anthony McGowan, and adapted by Marcus Romer and Kit Monkman.

Shot entirely at Green Screen Productions’ Bubwith studios near York, the film’s post-production took place at Heslington Studios at York University.

The Knife That Killed Me was selected for the Rome Film Festival, London Independent Film Festival and Nantes British Film Festival, ahead of its 2015 springtime release on DVD and Video-On-Demand through Universal Pictures.