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Director flies to Hong Kong for movie awards as part of a film festival

A film graduate has been selected to take part in a film festival awards ceremony held in Hong Kong.

Simon Nunn, submitted the film he created and was invited to compete in the category best narrative film at the Global University Film Awards.

Simon was the writer, director and editor of the film.

Simon Nunn.
Simon Nunn.

He moved from Bury St Edmunds, where he grew up, to Norwich to study an MA in moving image and sound (film) at Norwich University of the Arts.

Simon, 27, said: “The film is about a woman that has recently lost her partner. She is dealing with the new reality of being alone. She has to get familiar in her house again when she’s by herself.”

The film, called The Inland Sea, was shot in Great Barton, with one cast member, Helen McGee, an actress from Diss.

If Simon and his team, were to be awarded best narrative he could be in for the chance of winning $10,000.

He will find out today at a grand ceremony whether his movie has been successful.

Simon said: “I really hope that I win it’s great experience and good for my CV and everyone involved.

“It’s also great for Bury St Edmunds, it shows other people that you can do stuff in the arts.

“Bury is under represented in the arts.”

Producer of the movie is Ursula Banks, and cameraman is Jacob Watkinson, both from Bury St Edmunds.

Simon added: “I wanted to shoot local, and use local cast.”

The film was shot in May this year. The award ceremony takes place annually.

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