Friday, January 28, 2011

2011 NOMINATED SHORT: The Confession

In the lead up to the 83rd Academy Awards on February 27th, we are taking a closer look at this year's nominees, all of which will be available to download from iTunes on February 22nd. Today, one of this year's Best Live Action Short Film nominees, The Confession.

Best Live Action Short Film nominee, The Confession

Director: Tanel Toom
Writer: Caroline Bruckner
Producer: Emily Williams

Cast: Aran Bell, Joe Eales, Lewis Howlett, James Simmons

Quiet and sincere 9-year-old Sam is worried about making his first confession. His conscience is clear, therefore he cannot hope for any relief from the experience. He and his friend Jacob decide to remedy that situation, but their initially innocent prank turns unexpectedly tragic.

Director’s Biography:
Originally from Estonia, Tanel was born in Tallinn 1982. He studied filmmaking at the Tallinn University, which he graduated, with a BA in 2005. After that, he was working as a commercials director and in 2008 he completed his fourth short film The Second Coming which was premiered at the Venice Film Festival. The apocalyptical war drama has since been screened at numerous film festivals and won several awards, including the Best European Short at the Archipelago International Film Festival. The same year, he decided to continue his studies at the National Film and TV School in England. He graduated from the NFTS with an MA in 2010 and shortly after that his diploma film The Confession won the Student Academy Award® in foreign film

At the moment, Tanel is working in UK and Estonia and developing his first feature projects. He has a passion for darker stories that speak to the hearts as well as the mind. He loves to impact the audience - whether with fear, laughter or bittersweet pain.