Guy Myhill, director of the iFeatures supported feature film The Goob took home the top prize at Dinard Film Festival’s 25th Anniversary event this weekend.
The Golden Hitchock was awarded to Myhill from a panel of judges including Jodie Whittaker, Kevin MacDonald, Penny Woolcock, Emilia Fox, Amira Casar, Rémy Bexançon, Jean-Pierre Daroussin, Suzanne Clément, Léa Drucker and Alexandew Mallet-Guy.
The prize comes with director support, distribution assistance and promotion from Cine+ channels. The Dinnard Film Festival took place in Brittany and featured over 30 British films appearing across five days.
Set before rural Norfolk’s stock car racing scene, The Goob stars newcomer Liam Walpole as a lost teenager who finds unexpected love when migrant worker Eve arrives in town.
The film was developed and produced through Creative England’s flagship low budget feature film initiative iFeatures which is run in partnership with BFI Film Fund, BBC Films and Creative Skillset.
It’s the first feature length film from director Guy Myhill and co-stars Sean Harris (Prometheus), Sienna Guillory (Luther) and Marama Corlett (Guardians of the Galaxy).
To read our interview with director Guy Myhill head here.
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