Element Pictures are thrilled with this morning’s announcement that Frank has received an incredible five nominations for this year’s British Independent Film awards.
Created in 1998 by Raindance founder Elliot Grove, The British Independent Film Awards set out to celebrate merit and achievement in independently funded filmmaking.
Frank has been nominated in the following categories
• Best Director – Lenny Abrahamson
• Best Screenplay – Jon Ronson & Peter Straughan
• Best Supporting Actor – Michael Fassbender
• Best Supporting Actress – Maggie Gyllenhaal
• Technical Achievement – Music (Stephen Rennicks)
Frank follows wannabe musician Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who discovers he’s bitten off more than he can chew when he joins a band of eccentric pop musicians led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender) and his terrifying sidekick Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal).
Frank was released in Ireland & the UK earlier this year to both critical & commercial acclaim with Indiewire describing the film as “a terrific and sublime experience” with The Guardian saying “it is something rather exceptional.”
Speaking today, Abrahamson commented that “I’m delighted for everyone involved in Frank that it’s getting such an endorsement from the BIFA and honored to be nominated for Best Director.”
Producers are Ed Guiney, David Barron and Stevie Lee. Executive producers are Tessa Ross, Katherine Butler and Andrew Lowe. Financiers are Film4, the BFI and The Irish Film Board.
The winners will be announced at the much anticipated 17th awards ceremony to be held on Sunday 7th December in central London.
To date Frank has sold to UK (Artificial Eye), USA (Magnolia), Canada (Magnolia/VSC), Korea (JinJin), Japan (Nettai Museum), Australia and New Zealand (Madman), Italy (I Wonder), Scandinavia (Non Stop), Benelux (Wild Bunch), CIS (Cinema Prestige), Portugal (Lusomundo), Turkey (Bir Film), Israel (Lev Film), Poland (Gutek Film), Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia (ACFK/Mozinet), Belgium & Netherlands (WildBunch), France (KMBO), Spain (Alimpro), Middle East (Front Row) and Singapore (PT Parkit).
Frank is currently available on DVD and On-Demand.