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‘Omagh’ Shortlisted For BAFTA Craft Award
03 May 2005 :


The Team FX crew have been nominated for a prestigious BAFTA Craft Award in the category of Visual Effects, for their work on the acclaimed feature film ‘Omagh’.

Speaking to IFTN, Team FX’s Kevin Byrne said he was “delighted” with the nomination adding; “I would especially like to thank production

designer Dave Wilson, production manager Mary Alleguen, DOP Donal Gilligan and of course the entire Team FX crew. They worked tirelessly on this project and the nomination is an honor for all of us. The best part of the craft nomination, especially in recent times when budgets are getting tighter and tighter, is the artistic element of filmmaking being recognised.”

‘Omagh’ is an examination of the aftermath of the 1998 Real IRA bombing that killed 29 people, has enjoyed both domestic and international success winning (amongst many others) the Best Irish Film award at the Irish Film and Television Awards and most recently scooped the Best Single Drama award at the BAFTA Television Awards. ‘Omagh’ Directed by Pete Travis, written by Guy Hibbert (May 33rd) and Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy), and produced by Ed Guiney (The Magdalene Sisters) and Paul Greengrass.

“We shot in late 2003 and the bombing aftermath scenes were filmed in Navan” explains Byrne, “after weeks of discussion with director Pete Travis and DOP Donal Gilligan we had 24 hours to transform a small section of the town. We focused primarily on keeping reality in the scenes without letting it get too Hollywood, we wanted to make it look as natural and real as possible, without offending any of the survivors or victims families, I think it worked really well and the nomination is a testament to that.”

‘Omagh’ has been nominated with the ‘Battlefield Britain’, ‘The Brighton Bomb’ and ‘British Isles: A Natural History’ in the Visual Effects category. The winners will be announced in London on the 8th of May 2005.

Team FX’s forthcoming projects include the feature films ‘Lassie’, Ken Loach’s ‘The Wind That Shakes The Barley’ and ‘Charles and Camilla’.

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