MUMBAI: One of the first television dramas to be filmed at the Bottle Yard in Hengrove has been nominated for three Bafta television awards.
Five Daughters was nominated in the categories of Best Writer (Stephen Butchard), Best Actress (Natalie Press) and Best Photography & Lighting Fiction (Chris Seager) at the awards, which will take place in London on 22 May.
Five Daughters, the drama about events surrounding the discovery of five young women tragically murdered in Ipswich in 2006, filmed at the Bottle Yard in autumn 2009.
It has already won numerous awards, including from the Royal Television Society, Raindance Film Festival and The Special Prix Europa.
The Bottle Yard is Bristol’s dedicated film and TV production facility. It is an innovative partnership initiative supported by Bristol City Council and the South West Regional Development Agency, and is managed and promoted by South West Screen.
Fiona Francombe, Production Services Manager at South West Screen said, “It’s great to see Five Daughters continuing to receive accolades such as this latest nomination. The fact that high quality dramas such as Five Daughters have chosen to film at the Bottle Yard is a real vote of confidence in the strong industry we have here in Bristol. Now that we have this huge and very versatile space, I am confident we will see more productions choosing to film here, which can only be good news for Bristol.”
Five Daughters producer Philippa Lowthorpe said, “The Bottle Yard was a great location for us. It could do so much. It could be the police offices, police headquarters, the girls’ flats. It was just so versatile. It was brilliant, it was exactly that we needed. We are thrilled with the three Bafta nominations for Five Daughters. It’s wonderful news.”