Eleanor Burke, Ron Eyal's 'Stranger Things' Gets Raindance Film Festival Best U.K. Feature Nod
LONDON – British indie picture Stranger Things, written and directed by Eleanor Burke and Ron Eyal secured the best U.K. feature award as this year’s Raindance Film Festival closed.
The duo's movie focuses on a grieving woman who offers a homeless man shelter in her garden shed.
The festival, which aims to focus on discoveries, innovation and indie filmmaking, also dished out its best international feature nod to Croatian/Serbian/Slovenian co-production Just Between Us, directed by Rajko Grlic.
The jury, which included actor Dexter Fletcher, director Gillies Mackinnon, and TV/radio presenter Alex Zane, selected winners in eight awards categories.
“There were some outstanding films across the whole lineup so selecting winners was especially difficult this year,” said Raindance Film Festival director Elliot Grove.
Organizers claimed attendance at this year’s festival, held in London’s West End from Sept. 28 through Oct. 9, rose 62 percent on last year.
The winners were announced Saturday evening, Oct. 8 at the Apollo Cinema, Piccadilly Circus.