Mandy.com member Chris Overton wins Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film with The Silent Child
Short Film The Silent Child – directed by Mandy.com member Chris Overton – has just bagged the Best Live Action Short Film Oscar at the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, US.
The star-studded event was presented by US chat show host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel and saw Get Out, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri and The Shape of Water rake in awards.
The Silent Child director Chris Overton used Mandy.com to crew the film.
"We took about 9 months to fundraise on Indiegogo," says the British filmmaker who shot the project in 10 days.
He Chris described the type of people he prefers to work with to Mandy News, adding: "The best people we’ve worked with are there to get the best out of themselves.
"They’re not necessarily doing it for the money at this stage in their career.
"For a lot of people that got involved and gave their time for nothing for The Silent Child, it now is going to pay dividends.
"It’s going to help them get their next job."
The Mandy team offer their congratulations to The Silent Child crew's amazing accomplishment!
Oscars night saw The Shape of Water earn awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Score, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri bagged gongs for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor and Get Out writer Jordan Peele won for Best Original Screenplay.Tags: