The director of British independent movie, ‘The More You Ignore Me’ Keith English, along with Producer Debbie Gray, Genesius Pictures and the wonderful Jo Brand were honoured at the National Film Awards this month with BEST COMEDY for their poignant and darkly funny coming-of-age story of dysfunctional family life in 1980’s rural England. The film stars Sheridan Smith, Mark Addy and a host of other British talent including newcomer Ella Hunt.
The TMYIM team were among illustrious British talents; Idris Elba, Michael Caine and Rupert Everett – who also picked up awards
Asked did they know they’d be in with a chance of winning, Keith said “You can never predict these things, so we just did our best: Jo Brand wore her lucky steel toe-capped boots, I wore my lucky wedding waistcoat and cufflinks and Debbie her killer smile! We were thrilled that such a small independent, much-loved film won on the night and can only thank everyone who voted for us. It means so much to get this special film recognised and hopfully more people will seek it out and watch it in their homes or at the cinema. It has such heart and Jo has done a brilliant job of writing it for the screen.”