Posted: Wed 2nd Mar 2016

International Success for Film Graduate

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 2nd, 2016

A BA (Hons) Film graduate from the University of South Wales has received huge success with his new film. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Porthcawl filmmaker Jamie Adams, who recently graduated from the University of South Wales, has been selected for the South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in America next month. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This comes after it was nominated for the prestigious Michael Powell Award and was screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival last summer. Adams has worked with Downton Abbey star Tom Cullen to produce the feature film, which also picked up a number of accolades last year. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Black Mountain Poets follows two neurotic sisters in their mid 30s who are on the run after getting caught stealing JCBs. They adopt the identities of internationally renowned poets – the Wilding sisters. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“To be accepted into SXSW is an incredible achievement for us at Jolene films and our truly independent movie Black Mountain Poets,” says Jamie. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I’m pretty sure we’re one of very few that have been made completely independently of all public funders here in the UK and selected out of the thousands that apply to premiere at SXSW each year. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Our features are an example of what the extremely talented film graduates of University of South Wales can achieve when they combine to create a feature film in five days.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

SXSW runs from March 11 to 20 and is an annual event in Texas featuring music and film festivals as well as conferences. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Find out more about studying BA (Hons) Film at the University of South Wales. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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