This is always an intriguing and exciting category. Itâ€™s a breath of fresh air. A window peering out into the horizon of future cinema. The writers, directors or producers nominated are now on the road to creating more exceptional work. What are they going to create next? We are sure the best is yet to come. An outstanding selection. Check out these gems!
To see the full list of nominees, go to http://www.bafta.org/media-centre/press-releases/ nominations-list-film-awards-in-2017-plain-text
The Girl With All the Gifts
MIKE CAREY (Writer), CAMILLE GATIN (Producer)
Premise: A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.
The Hard Stop
GEORGE AMPONSAH (Writer/Director/Producer), DIONNE WALKER (Writer/Producer)
Premise: The police killing of Mark Duggan in London, 2011, ignited the worst civil unrest in recent British history and made headlines around the globe.
NOTES ON BLINDNESS
PETER MIDDLETON (Writer/Director/Producer), JAMES SPINNEY (Writer/Director/Producer), JO- JO ELLISON (Producer)
Premise: In the summer of 1983, just days before the birth of his first son, writer and theologian John Hull went blind. In order to make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began keeping a diary on audiocassette. Upon their publication in 1990, Oliver Sacks described the work as ‘the most extraordinary, precise, deep and beautiful account of blindness I have ever read. It is to my mind a masterpiece.’ With exclusive access to these original recordings, NOTES ON BLINDNESS encompasses dreams, memory and imaginative life, excavating the interior world of blindness.
JOHN DONNELLY (Writer), BEN A. WILLIAMS (Director)
Premise: Nineteen-year-old Jason and Ade have been in the Academy of a famous London football club since they were eight years old. It’s the night before their first-ever game for the first team – a Champions League match – and they’re in a hotel room in Romania. They should be sleeping, but they’re over-excited. They skip, fight, mock each other, prepare their kit, watch a teammate’s sex tape. And then, out of nowhere, one of them kisses the other. The impact of this ‘pass’ reverberates through the next ten years of their lives – a decade of fame and failure, secrets and lies, in a sporting world where image is everything.
UNDER THE SHADOW
BABAK ANVARI (Writer/Director), EMILY LEO, OLIVER ROSKILL, LUCAN TOH (Producers)
Premise: As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war- torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.
By Marcro Clay