On 19 September our original feature-length dance film Young Men won the 2017 Rose d’Or award for the Arts Category in Berlin. We would like to thank all cast, crew and everyone else who made our project possible, especially BBC Two, 14-18 NOW and ARTE Germany. The Rose d’Or award rewards originality, quality and creativity and sets the gold standard of excellence in entertainment programming.
On Saturday 30 September the film also won the Golden Prague for Performing Arts. Judges said “It’s a project of high ambition, superbly executed on screen by a rare combination of imaginative choreography, exciting camerawork, evocative lighting and powerful music. The story describes young men in the extremes of human experience – and the dancers found themselves performing in extreme conditions of rain, mud, fire and explosions. And Young Men is one of a number of performance films which the jury commended for being original creations for television.”
In an intensely moving portrayal of love, friendship, loss and survival, Young Men explores the theme of war and the bonds that develop between the men consumed by it. Drawing inspiration from images of conflict through the ages, the production is a compelling hybrid of drama and dance.
The film can be bought here.