Novel approach to trailers
EmptyThe relationship between books and moviemaking took on a new dimension in the U.K., as the winning films for the inaugural Book Video Awards were unspooled Thursday evening.
Run by THR sister publication the Bookseller in conjunction with Random House Group, Play.com and the National Film and Television School, the Book Video Awards feted three aspiring filmmakers who made a 90-second "trailer" for a new novel.
The winners are Felix Weidemann for his trailer for "The Outcast" by Sadie Jones, Catia Peres' trailer for "The Monsters Of Templeton" by Lauren Goff and Chamoun Issa's trailer for "Small World" by Matt Beaumont.
The winning filmmakers were selected by a panel of judges that included NFTS director Nik Powell, whose credits include "Mona Lisa" and "The Crying Game."
Random House Group managing director Peter Bowron described the project as a "groundbreaking" experiment.