“Monsters” Update – Now A Recognized Award-Winner
Since touting the super-small independent film Monsters some months back I wanted to give you an update that I’m not the only person who thinks this film is a landmark. The British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) nominated Monsters for Best British Independent Film alongside The King’s Speech, which won. But — amazingly — Gareth Edwards triumphed being named Best Director against such giants as Mike Leigh for Another Year and Tom Hooper (HBO’s Sam Adams) for The King’s Speech. Very hefty competition indeed.
Notably, Scoot McNairy from Monsters was nominated for Best Actor alongside Oscar-winner Jim Broadbent for Mike Leigh’s Another Year and Colin Firth, who did win (and probably will win the Oscar) for The King’s Speech.
Monsters also won Best Achievement In Production, as well as Best Technical Achievement Visual Effects for Gareth Edwards/Monsters for his special effects work done on the consumer version of Adobe.
Monsters has enjoyed good reviews in limited release in New York and Los Angeles and at selected independent art house cinemas across the U.S.
The Blu-Ray and DVD of Monsters will be released on February 1, 2011, complete with audio commentary by Edwards and his two lead actors Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able, as well as making-of featurettes and deleted scenes. You can pre-order here through my Amazon store page.