Film-makers’ delight at winning top award

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SHEFFIELD film-makers were today celebrating after picking up a Bafta at the top London award ceremony.

Diarmid Scrimshaw, from Sheffield’s Warp Films and Paddy Considine were awarded the outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer title for Tyrannosaur.

The film, about a man plagued by violence and rage who finds redemption from a charity shop worker, has already won five awards at the British Independent Film Awards.

Warp Films, launched 10 years ago, has been involved in several award-winning features including Four Lions, which was shot in Sheffield, and Shane Meadows’ This Is England.

Producer Mr Scrimshaw, from Sheffield, described Tyrannosaur as a ‘universal story’ of how love and hope could be found in the ‘darkest of places’.

Director Paddy Considine said people pretended awards do not matter, but the Bafta felt ‘really good’.

Silent film The Artist won seven awards, including one for best film.