Irish director Alison Millar (At Home With the Cleary’s) and editor Una Ni Dhonghaile (White Girl) have both received nominations for this years BAFTA Craft Awards to be held on Sunday May 17th.
Alison Millar has been nominated in the Break- Through Talent category for her documentary ‘The Father, The Son and the Housekeeper’ (Irish title – At Home With the Cleary’s) for BBC Four/TernTV. The film explores the double life of Fr. Michael Cleary and the hidden relationship between the parish priest, his housekeeper Phyllis and their son Ross. ‘At Home with the Cleary’s’ won Miller the IFTA for Best Documentary in 2008.
Fellow nominees in the Break Through category are: Charlie Brooker (writer) – ‘Dead Set’ (E4/Channel 4/Zeppotron); Tony Saint (writer) – ‘Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley’ (BBC Four/Great Meadow Productions); Daniel Vernon (director/producer) – ‘The Man Who Eats Badgers’ (Wonderland) (BBC Two/BBC Productions).
Editor Una Ni Dhonghaile is up for the Award of Editing Fiction/ Entertainment for the BBC2/ Tiger Aspect Production of ‘White Girl’ about a working class girl adapting to being the only white girl at school.
Una, whose other credits include the controversial ‘Fairytale of Kathmandu’, will be up against Sarah Brewerton – ‘Criminal Justice’ (BBC One/BBC Productions); Anthony Combes – ‘Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley’ (BBC Four/Great Meadow Productions) and Philip Kloss – ‘Doctor Who’ (BBC One/BBC Productions).