Mid-Sussex filmmakers continue awards success

Matthew and Michael Rowney

Matthew and Michael Rowney, from Burgess Hill, have continued their awards success with a slew of international prizes for their latest film projects.

The brothers, who run Rowney Brothers Motion Pictures, have won four awards since the end of last year as well as seven nominations.

Their awards include the Award of Excellence at the Headline International Film Festival (HIFF), which Michael won for his unproduced feature screenplay ‘Try Again’.

They were also nominated for Best Director and Producer at the Gold Movie Awards for their Stephen King adaptation ‘I Am The Doorway’, after being shortlisted alongside Oscar-winning short film ‘The Silent Child’.

In the coming weeks, the brothers will hear if their unproduced short screenplay ‘DearSpero’ has won the Hill Country Film Festival and are also waiting to find out if their sketch ‘Killing Remy’ has won Best Director and Best Original Prop at the Oniros Film Awards in Italy.

The news is the latest development in what has been a busy year for Matthew and Michael.

They are currently in the midst of writing their debut feature film and are also wrapping post-production on ‘Odilo Fabian or (The Possibility of Impossible Dreams)’. The fantasy short film will be released on the festival circuit later this year and features an all-star cast which includes Kacey Ainsworth (Grantchester), Isabelle Allen (Les Miserables), Louisa Connolly-Burnham (Call the Midwife), Luke Brandon-Field (American Poltergeist) andShefali Chowdhury (Harry Potter).

To find out more about the Rowney Brothers’ progress, follow Matthew and Michael Rowney on Instagram.

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