Making a film brings together a number of disciplines and would not be possible without the know-how of the technical departments. Here are this years nominees:
Shaheen Baig- Casting- Starred Up
Shaheen Baig made her name through the casting of The Others, starring Nicole Kidman. She has also been the associate alongside the likes of Debbie McWilliams, Jina Jay & Patsy Pollack. Previously Shaheen has been nominated by her peers and awarded the Best New Talent Award by Women in Film and Television, and sat on the 2008 panel for our very own BIFA’s!
Johnnie Burn- Sound Design- Under the Skin
Having previously worked with director Jonathan Glazer on the Guiness Surfers advert, they have teamed up again to create Under the Skin. Johnnie Burn, together with Warren Hamilton, is the co-founder of the hugely successful sounds studio Wave, that specialises in sound design, mixing and production and was established in 1999.
Amy Hubbard- Casting- The Selfish Giant
Best known for her work on the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit, Amy Hubbard is one of the biggest names in the casting world. Born in London, Hubbard has always been immersed in the film world through her parents, Ros and John, who set up Hubbard casting in the 1970s! She states that she takes great inspiration from the actors she meets; what she loves most about her job is finding new, fresh talent!
Mica Levi- Music- Under the Skin
The score of Under the Skin, written and recorded by Levi, has been described as an ‘eerie soundtrack that makes the car [in the driving scene] sound like a spaceship from a Kubrick film’ (The Independent). Levi, stage name Micachu, is an English, Singer, Songwriter, Composer and Producer, who is best known for her experimental music style and the use of different genres in her bang Micachu and The Shapes Project.
Justine Wright- Editing- Locke
Wright’s credits include Touching the Void (2003), The Last King of Scotland (2006), State of Play (2009), and The Iron Lady (2011). Justine is no stranger to the BIFAs as she was awarded the BIFA for the Best Newcomer Behind a Camera in 1999.
The Moet British Independent film Award winners will be announced on Sunday December 8th at Old Billingsgate in London in an event hosted by the actor and BIFA patron James Nesbitt. The event will be live cast by Film3Sixty.