Independent British Film wins Two Angel Award
BEST NEWCOMER: NICKY TALACKO IN
"A MIND OF HER OWN" UK
Films’ second feature film, A MIND OF HER OWN, which recently won a coveted Crystal
Heart Award from the Heartland Film Festival in America, has now added two Angel
Awards at the Monaco International Film Festival.
awards were for Best Newcomer which went to the film’s lead actress, Nicky
Talacko and for Best Supporting Actress which went to Amanda Rawnsley who plays
the lead character’s best friend.
Nicky and the film’s writer/director, Owen Carey Jones, travelled to the
Principality to be presented with the awards at a special ceremony held,
appropriately, in the Theatre Princess Grace which overlooks the
about the awards, Owen Carey Jones said: “following on from the Crystal Heart
Award in October, these awards should ensure that the film receives wide
distribution and is seen by many people. They are especially pleasing because
they reward two of the actors who contributed so much to the making of the
a true story, A MIND OF HER OWN tells the poignant and moving story of Sophie,
whose dream of becoming a doctor is obstructed by the fact that she is severely
dyslexic. But Sophie, encouraged by her closest friend, Becky, has never been
one to give up and, despite being advised by parents and school teachers to be
realistic and pursue something less academic, she remains determined to achieve
her ambition and refuses to settle for anything less.
“I hope that
the film will encourage the one in twenty people who are dyslexic to go on to
achieve their full potential and not allow themselves to be written off as slow
or lazy just because they have difficulty reading,” said Owen.
Further information from: www.heartlandfilmfestival.org