This November Jellyfish will screen at the 39th edition of Noordelijk Film Festival, one of the oldest and largest film festivals in The Netherlands. For more information on tickets and screening times click here.
Jellyfish will screen in competition at the 15th edition of the Seville European Film Festival. The film will screen on Wednesday 14th of November and James and Nik will be in attendance for a Q&A session. For more information on the festival and tickets, click here.
Liv has been nominated for a British Independent Film Award (BIFA) for ‘Best Newcomer’ for her role in Jellyfish. The awards ceremony takes place in London on December 2nd and you can see the full list of nominations by clicking through to the BIFA website here.
Jellyfish has won the prize for ‘Best Film’ at the Alice Nella Cittá film festival (Rome International Film Festival) and also earned Liv another special mention for her performance in the film.
We would like to extend our thanks to the festival and the jury for recognising Jellyfish, but especially the young people that connected with and voted for the film. This makes the award very special indeed. Grazie Mille!
James and Simon were interviewed during the Alice In The Cities sidebar at Rome Film Festival this week. Watch the video below…
We’re very excited to announce that Vertical Entertainment have acquired Jellyfish for distribution in North America, which means that audiences in North America will be able to see Jellyfish on Amazon Prime later this year. Read more here.
Watch highlights of the Jellyfish team at the Dinard awards ceremony.
RFI have covered Jellyfish’s success at Dinard Film Festival…
“As the tide came in and the moon began to wane on Saturday, James Gardner’s directorial debut hauled in a big catch in Brittany’s annual celebration of British film. His first feature film nabbed the festival's first-time award for best actor and first-ever critics’ jury award as well as best screenplay, and the top award, the Golden Hitchcock.”
Read the full article by clicking the here.
Liv was interviewed by Mag Cinema at the Dinard Film Festival. Watch the video below…
Shocked… Humbled… Gobsmacked. Jellyfish has won FOUR awards at Dinard Film Festival! The film was awarded the Screenplay, Critic and Grand Jury Hitchcock awards, as well as a fourth for Liv who was awarded an honorary new Hitchcock for best performance, a first in the festival’s 29 year history.
We would like to thank the festival staff, audiences, critics and the jury for honouring our film. We are truly, truly humbled. Dinard, you are magic.
Jellyfish has been selected to screen at the prestigious Dinard Film Festival in France this September.
The film will screen alongside five other films in official competition. This year's jury includes Emmanuelle Bercot, Alex Lutz, Thierry Lacaze, Sabrina Ouazani, Rupert Grint, Ian Hart and Kate Dickie. The jury president is none other than Monica Bellucci.
Dinard takes place from the 26th to the 30th of September and you can find out more about the festival by clicking here.
Liv has been named in Indiewire's 'Best Debut Movie Performances of All Time' critic's poll by Danielle Solzman. Danielle said...
"The best debut performance that I’ve seen was Liv Hill in Jellyfish during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. It was her first feature film. Hill starred as high school student Sarah Taylor. She more or less becomes a second mother to her younger siblings. Liv gracefully handles the role, which sees her getting bullied by classmates in her drama class. Even though the film was produced before the whole #MeToo era started, there are men in the film who abuse their power. This is beside the point. Liv had never performed stand-up comedy before agreeing to do the role and yet here she is on stage performing stand-up comedy using her truth as the basis for a routine. Sarah is such a vulnerable character but shows that she’s not afraid of being silent. I saw a lot of raw talent in Liv Hill’s performance, and I can’t wait to see Liv take the world by storm."
Read the full article here - The Best Debut Movie Performances of All Time — IndieWire Critics Survey
We are humbled, thrilled, proud and simply overjoyed at the news Edinburgh International Film Festival have jointly awarded the 'Michael Powell Award' for 'Best Performance in a British Feature Film' to Liv and Sinéad for their performances in Jellyfish.
The jury said: “In the category of Best Performance in a British Feature Film, the Michael Powell jury recognises an actress who carries their character in every bone of their body and on whose shoulders rests the ultimate success of the film. Liv Hill’s performance in Jellyfish encompasses a wide range of superbly delivered emotion, from acute comedy to the depths of despair. As her story unfolds, we see a 15-year old girl dealing with so much that we are completely invested, and the intensity, intelligence, and nuance of her portrayal made us shed a tear.
The award also goes to Sinead Matthews who creates a visceral character of abysmal highs and lows with assured powerful and elegant touches. In less capable hands, the character could have been detrimental to the movie but her thoughtful and complex portrayal of a woman in the grip of mental health issues was extraordinary.”
Liv Hill said: “I am absolutely thrilled to receive this award and even more delighted to be sharing it with the extraordinary Sinead Matthews. Jellyfish was a very special experience for me and I still feel so lucky to have worked with James Gardner on his first feature - and mine! Thank you to the jury and Edinburgh International Film Festival for supporting the film."
Sinead Matthews said: “I am so completely thrilled and honoured to be given a prestigious award like this and to share it with Liv Hill makes it all the more special.”
Once again, a huge thank you to EIFF for inviting us to share our film at your wonderful film festival and for recognising Liv and Sinéad's work.
If you missed it when it was broadcast on BBC4 last night, you can watch Liv's superb performance in "Snatches" via the link to the iPlayer below.
Snatches: "A monologue capturing the moment when a 19-year-old in Leeds in 1977 decides she won't be confined to her house."
Liv stars in the upcoming film adaptation of 'The Little Stranger'. Watch the trailer below.