Wren Boys

Harry Lighton

Synopsis

On the day after Christmas, a Catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison.

Director Biography

Harry Lighton is an BAFTA nominated writer and director based in London. His first short film, “Sunday Morning Coming Down”, was nominated for Best British Short at the U.K. Film Festival and Iris Prize Festival and officially selected by BAFTA and Academy recognised festivals including Edinburgh, East End and New Orleans. In 2017, the BFI named him as one of six emerging LGBT filmmakers to receive year-long mentorship. Wren Boys is his second short which premiered in competition at the BFI London Film Festival and went on to be nominated for a British Independent Film Award. Since then it’s won a number of awards including Best Short Film at the UK Film Festival and the London Calling Jury award, as well as being nominated for an upcoming BAFTA award. In January 2018 it’s screening in competition at Flickerfest, London Short Film Festival and Sundance. Harry is currently in development for his first feature with BBC Films.

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