The Maverick Movie Awards just announced their 2016 nominations and Branko Tomovic’s intense and atmospheric thriller Red received a total of 8 nominations – including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Ensemble Performance, Best Cinematography and Best Special FX.
Red is a short dark thriller set in the underground world of illegal organ smuggling, the so-called red market. Niklas, a surgeon who lives a life of solitude and is tormented by self hatred, performs regular illegal surgeries for the red market. He works together with Mia, a young prostitute who lures her clients in and drugs them. Niklas is looking for a way out of this dark world, but owes his life to their violent crime boss Ed, who would rather kill him then let him go.
Produced by House Kino in the UK and Kaissar Film in Germany, the film stars Dervla Kirwan (Ondine, Ballykissangel, The Silence, Doctor Who), Francesca Fowler (Doctor Who, Rome, Closure) and Branko Tomovic (24: Live Another Day, Fury, Entity, The Bourne Ultimatum). It also marks Branko’s directorial debut. The film is just starting the festival circuit now and will screen end of September at the prestigious San Diego International Film Festival. It has also been selected for the Tangier International Film Festival, the European Film Award qualifying International Short Film Festival in Drama.
Just won Best Short at Kraljevski Filmski Festival and nominated for Best Short at the Naperville Independent Film Festival, all this September. The Maverick Movie Awards 2016 winners will be announced on October 1st.
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