The Phone Call Wins 'Best Live Action Short' at the 87th Academy Awards!!

Mat Kirkby (Director) & James Lucas (Writer) of RSA Films.

Mat Kirkby (Director) & James Lucas (Writer) of RSA Films.

After an antagonising lead up to the Oscars, I am pleased to announce that The Phone Call won Best Live Action Short!!!

Its hard to put into words how proud I am to have been a part of this amazing journey. It all started in a disused warehouse in Tottenham. Sally Hawkins and Jim Broadbent were amazing and brought such emotion to an already emotional script, sometimes leaving the crew in tears. The Phone Call went on to win at various film festivals around the world.  It was the win at Tribeca Film Festival that put us into the long list for the Oscars. We had made it from 141 films down to 10 that were Shortlisted. Mat & James did an amazing job of getting the film known. On January 15th we all watched the nominations being announced and couldn't quite believe that we had done it! Mat actually fell off of his chair! 

Oscars night was quite an evening. Soho house London held an Academy party to screen the ceremony so a few of us who worked on the film watched the night unfold with friends and peers. When we won I don't think any of us could believe it at first, someone had to pinch me. Definitely a night I will not forget. You can catch the trailer here , Please get in touch if you wish to watch the film in its entirety.


Oscars night, February 22nd 2015, Joe Jamieson, Andrew Spindle & myself.

OSCAR NOMINATION for The Phone Call!!

We are very pleased to announce that The Phone Call has been nominated at this years Oscars for Best Short (Live Action). The shortlist was cut in half from 10 to the remaining 5. 

Take a sneaky peek at a clip from the film.....

Here's a clip of THE PHONE CALL starring Sally Hawkins and Jim Broadbent. Nominated for Best Live Action Short at the 2015 OSCARS!!

UPDATE - The Phone Call in Oscar consideration

On the 23rd of September, Mat & James sent our film to the Academy for consideration for the Oscars in early 2015. It is currently in consideration for Best Narrative Short! Fingers Crossed. 

If you hurry you will also be able to view the film in its entirety thanks to IndieWire.  Click on the link below to read the kind words from Casey Cipriani and watch Sally Hawkins at her best.


Click the image to view the trailer

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The Phone Call wins at Tribeca!

'The Phone Call' - a short film directed by Mat Kirkby, co-written with James Lucas and starring Sally Hawkins (Golden Globe winner), Jim Broadbent (Academy Award winner) and Edward Hogg, Wins 'Best Narrative Short Film' at Tribeca Film Festival in New York! Such an amazing experience to be part of this. For more information, take a look at the official website for the film.

Offical Website:

Whoopi Goldberg was one of the judges at this years festival. Here is the official winners page...

This takes the tally up to 5 awards now:

Winner - Best Narrative Short - Tribeca Film Festival 2014
Winner - Special Audience Recognition - Aspen Shortfest 2014
Winner - Youth Jury Award - Aspen Shortfest 2014
Winner - Golden Horseman of the Audience - Filmfest Dresden
Winner - Audience Award for Best British Short - Leeds International Film Festival


Great start to joining the Marshall Street gang!

As many of you know I recently moved to Marshall Street Editors, and all I can say is what a manic first few weeks it has been. On my first day I started a Buxtons job with Mat Kirkby @ RSA Films for Publicis. Take a look below to view Buxtons or head to Marshall Street Editors' website to view all of my work.

Buxtons 'Naturally Pumped Up' - Directed by Mat Kirkby @ RSA Films for Publicis

'The Phone Call' wins at the Aspen Film Festival

I'm very happy to announce that 'The Phone Call' won two awards at the Aspen Shortsfest 2014.

It picked up the Audience Special Recognition and the Youth Jury awards.  

'The Phone Call' was directed by Mat Kirkby and written by Mat Kirkby & James Lucas. It stars Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Edward Hogg & Prunella Scales.