The Rushes Soho Shorts awards took place last week, with an impressive line-up of talent. Among those starring in the entries were David Thewlis, Sue Johnston and Alison Steadman. Presenting the awards were Nick Moran, Sean Pertwee, directors Roger Spottiswoode ( Tomorrow Never Dies) and Nic Roeg ( Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth), plus veteran actor Leslie Phillips.
The winners were:
l The Discreet/Tyrell Titles, Sequences and Idents Award: Nexus Productions for its work on Steven Spielberg's Catch Me if You Can;
l The Sound Music Video prize: Partizan for the White Stripes Seven Nation Armypromo;
l The Rushes Short Film Award: Mark Waites at Mother and @ Radical Media;
l The Sony Newcomer Award: Shelly Wain at Cog;
l The Quantel Animation Award: Chris Shepherd for Dad's Dead.
The Rushes Soho Shorts took place last Thursday (31 July) at Sound in Leicester Square, London.