God's own country

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‘God’s Own Country’

The British Independent Film Awards 2017 have announced their new talent longlist.

Nominees come in four categories; the Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director), Best Debut Screenwriter, Breakthrough Producer sponsored by Creativity Media and Most Promising Newcomer by The London EDITION.

This year’s nominees for best director include Andy Serkis for Breathe, who is joined by the likes of Francis Lee for God’s Own Country and Rungano Nyoni for I Am Not A Witch.

Lee and Nyoni are also nominated for screenwriter, alongside the likes of Alice Birch for Lady Macbeth and Nick Payne for The Sense Of An Ending.

Breakthrough producer nominees include Valentina Brazzini for Daphne, Baldwin Li for England Is Mine and Brendan Mullin and Katy Jackson for Bad Day For The Cut.

For most promising newcomer, Lady Macbeth has two nods with Cosmo Jarvis and Naomi Ackie, as well as Adam Lawrence for England Is Mine.

Bad Day For The Cut, God’s Own Country, I Am Not a Witch and Lady Macbeth are longlisted across the directing, screenwriting and producing categories.

The nominations for the 2017 BIFAs will be announced Wednesday, November 1, and the eventual winners will be revealed on December 10 at a ceremony marking the awards’ 20th anniversary.

The full list is as follows:

The Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director)

  • Chris Baugh – Bad Day for the Cut
  • Andy Serkis – Breathe
  • Rafael Kapelinski – Butterfly Kisses
  • Harry Michell – Chubby Funny
  • Peter Mackie Burns – Daphne
  • Benjamin Barfoot – Double Date
  • Mark Gill – England Is Mine
  • Francis Lee – God’s Own Country
  • Ben Caird – Halfway
  • Rungano Nyoni – I Am Not a Witch
  • Jason Wingard – In Another Life
  • Thomas Napper – Jawbone
  • Rupert Jones – Kaleidoscope
  • William Oldroyd – Lady Macbeth
  • Sarmad Masud – My Pure Land
  • Dominic Cooke – On Chesil Beach
  • Deborah Haywood – Pin Cushion
  • Jenny Lu – The Receptionist

Best Debut Screenwriter

  • Chris Baugh, Brendan Mullin – Bad Day for the Cut
  • Harry Michell – Chubby Funny
  • Francis Lee – God’s Own Country
  • Ben Caird – Halfway
  • Rungano Nyoni – I Am Not a Witch
  • Johnny Harris – Jawbone
  • Peter Machen – Just Charlie
  • Alice Birch – Lady Macbeth
  • Tracy Moreton – Mad to Be Normal
  • Sarmad Masud – My Pure Land
  • Deborah Haywood – Pin Cushion
  • Nick Payne – The Sense of an Ending
  • Gaby Chiappe – Their Finest
  • Joe Martin – Us and Them
  • Joseph Adesunloye – White Colour Black

Breakthrough Producer sponsored by Creativity Media

  • Brendan Mullin, Katy Jackson – Bad Day for the Cut
  • Valentina Brazzini – Daphne
  • Paul Sng – Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle
  • Baldwin Li – England Is Mine
  • Ameenah Ayub Allen, Andrea Luka Zimmerman – Erase and Forget
  • Jack Tarling, Manon Ardisson – God’s Own Country
  • Emily Morgan - I Am Not a Witch
  • Hannah Stevenson – In Another Life
  • Matthew Wilkinson – Kaleidoscope
  • Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly – Lady Macbeth
  • Gavin Humphries – Pin Cushion
  • Kurban Kassam – The Hungry
  • Joanna Laurie – The Limehouse Golem
  • Peter Kirby – The Receptionist
  • Hayley Reynolds, Sarah Hamilton – Williams

Most Promising Newcomer sponsored by The London EDITION

  • Nigel O’Neill – Bad Day for the Cut
  • Harry Michell – Chubby Funny
  • Hannah Rae – City of Tiny Lights
  • Adam Lawrence – England Is Mine
  • Will Tilston – Goodbye Christopher Robin
  • Harry Gilby – Just Charlie
  • Cosmo Jarvis – Lady Macbeth
  • Naomi Ackie – Lady Macbeth
  • Lily Newmark – Pin Cushion
  • Billy Howle – The Sense of an Ending
  • Dudley O’Shaughnessy – White Colour Black