Popular emerging UK film website Britflix has announced the winners of its first British Indie Film Awards and it’s a refreshingly fun list.
Dubbed ‘The Brindies’ the awards are aimed at the British movies which are popular on DVD and Digital, rather than those which cover themselves in BAFTA glory – there’s certainly no sign of the Ken Loaches or Kenneth Brannaghs here!
Instead WWE tough guy Dave Bautista wins best actor for his hard-hitting role in action film Final Score (which also picks up Best Picture) and I’m A Celebrity star Rita Simons walks away with Best Actress for her gritty role in The Krays – Dead Man Walking. The Krays film, which was a huge success on DVD despite being largely ignored by critics picked up 3 awards.
Other winners include Martine McCutcheon, Chris Ellison and Edward Woodward’s grandson, Charlie. Gangster film favourite Craig Fairbrass picks up the ‘Britflix Legend; award.
There are also awards for Best British Film book (Performance at 50), best distributor (Arrow Films) and a special Contribution to British Film History award which goes to cult television channel Talking Pictures TV.
You can read the full list here – http://britflix.news/the-brindies-the-britflix-british-indie-film-awards-2018/