Film school wins award

TOP HONOURS . . . members of the cast and crew who went to the awards. They are pictured (back row, l-r) Paul Ogunyemi, Nicola Marshall, Aidan O'Mara and Andrew Turnbull, and (front row, l-r) John Rae, Eilidh Nielson, Jack Friskey and Stuart McConville.
TOP HONOURS . . . members of the cast and crew who went to the awards. They are pictured (back row, l-r) Paul Ogunyemi, Nicola Marshall, Aidan O'Mara and Andrew Turnbull, and (front row, l-r) John Rae, Eilidh Nielson, Jack Friskey and Stuart McConville.

LANARKSHIRE’S leading film school has won top honours for one of its latest movies.

The LensHead film school won a gong at the Discovery Youth Film Awards in Dundee recently for their film The Other Guy.

Discovery is Scotland’s leading award for young filmmakers and is just the latest honour for this film, having already been recognised in The Birdies, Shout and Deep Fried film festivals.

Shot in Wishaw and Bellshill, The Other Guy used a script created by Bellshill Academy pupil Emma Gilchrist.

A LensHead film Backfire cleaned several award ceremonies two years ago and the group’s latest offering shows every sign of repeating this success.

For full story, see this week’s Times & Speaker, dated Thursday, November 24.