Simon Bland in Film & TV


Creative England Supported Short 'Emotional Fusebox' Wins British Short Audience Award

The Creative England supported 'Emotional Fusebox' takes home the British Shorts Audience Award at the British Shorts Film Festival in Berlin.

This news comes shortly after the film, directed by newcomer Rachel Tunnard, received a nomination in the British Short Film category at this year's BAFTAs which are due to take place on Sunday February 8th. 

'Emotional Fusebox' follows a woman struggling to come to terms with the death of her twin. To deal with her grief, she heads to the shed at the bottom of her garden and turns to the unusual hobby of making short films with her thumbs as the unlikely stars. 

The short was the pilot for director Rachel Tunnard's feature film debut 'How To Live Yours' which already existed in script form. The film has now been shot and is currently in post-production and once again features 'Broadchurch' actress Jodie Whittaker in the lead role.

Creative England supported the development of 'Emotional Fusebox' and 'How To Live Yours' through our iFeatures programme under the guidance of our Senior Film Executives Paul Ashton and Richard Holmes who offered script and development support. To find out more about our film funding options offered by our film team, head here

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