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24 February 2016
• 7th Iris Prize production starts international festival journey

• A modern love story shot in Cardiff gets red carpet treatment

• Bafta Cymru preview before premier on BBC Two Wales

Organisers of the Iris Prize are delighted to announce that Spoilers written, directed and edited by Brendon McDonall will receive a BAFTA Cymru screening in Cardiff a week before the film gets its premier on BBC Two Wales on Wednesday 9th March at 11.20pm.

Spoilers, the 7th Short film produced by the Iris Prize is ready but don’t read any further if you don’t want any spoilers! The much anticipated short film, by 2014 Iris Prize winner Brendon McDonall follows in the footsteps of Sundance Award winner Burger by receiving its premiere screening on the BBC before starting its international festival journey.

BAFTA Cymru and Iris Prize Members will get a chance to see Spoilers in Cineworld, Cardiff a week before the TV broadcast, which will take place on Wednesday 9th March at 11.20pm

Iris Prize Director Berwyn Rowlands said “We are delighted that BAFTA Cymru has agreed to this special screening prior to the BBC Two Wales broadcast. This will be the 7th Iris Prize produced short film for BBC Wales to screen. We are thrilled that both BAFTA Cymru and BBC Wales are supporting our work.”

“It is incredibly important that the films get the audience they deserve, all the hard work by the writer, actors and director amount to nothing if you do not secure an audience. This is why the Iris Prize is incredibly grateful to the BBC for helping us increase the audience for LGBT films. Our relationship with the BBC is extremely important in securing an audience for short films and helping to launch LGBT content into the mainstream.” He added

Filmed on location in and around South Wales during the Summer of 2015, with a cast including Tom Mumford and James Peake, Spoilers uses the beautiful Welsh setting to portray this modern day love story.

Brendon McDonall, writer, director and editor said “Spoilers is about that, the phenomenon of spoilers, on the internet and in narrative storytelling where everyone is fiercely protective of their right to experience a story on their own terms.”

“The spoilers in the film are out there, some ways it’s an experimental film, it breaks many rules, and there are flights of fancy and huge leaps of faith. What if a satnav had an opinion or what if a lobster was a bit homophobic?” I don’t think you have to be a gay man to enjoy Spoilers, it’s very much about love” He added.

Spoilers will screen at Cineworld Cardiff on Wednesday 2nd March at 7pm, email Jamie@irisprize.org to reserve your place on the guest list 

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