Sci-fi thriller The Machine has been nominated at this year’s BIFAs (British Independent Film Awards) for the Raindance Award and leading actress Caity Lotz for Most Promising Newcomer.
The 2013 Awards ceremony will take place on 8 December 2013 in London.
Directed by Caradog James, Produced by John Giwa-Amu and starring Toby Stephens, Caity Lotz, Denis Lawson, Sam Hazeldine and Pooneh Hajimohammadi, The Machine is set in the near future with a global war looming. As top MOD scientist Vincent (Toby Stephens) is briefed with developing the ultimate killing machine, he creates the first fully conscious robot, but against orders he makes it in the image of his lost love, plunging him into a battle for his survival.
Red and Black Films’ first 2006 feature, Little White Lies previously garnered six BAFTA Cymru Award nominations, winning for Best Actor and Best Actress, won numerous awards at European film festivals including Best UK Feature at the Raindance Film Festival 2013; and was listed in Variety’s top ten British films of the year.
James and Giwa-Amu said: “We are incredibly honoured to be nominated at this year’s BIFAs. To be nominated alongside such great films and talented filmmakers is amazing and the best launchpad for our UK release that we could hope for.”
The Machine will be released in UK cinemas from March 2014.