A Morning Stroll from studio aka (The BAFTA-winning Lost and Found) earned a BAFTA nomination for animated short. Based on a true story, A Morning Stroll follows a seemingly random encounter between a New York pedestrian and a chicken. The other nominees for animated short are: Abuelas (Afarin Eghbal, Kasia Malipan, Francesca Gardiner) and Bobby Yeah (Robert Morgan).
“I found out this morning and scared my wife and kids with my over the top reaction,” said director Grant Orchard. “It ruined breakfast. To get any kind of positive feedback after working on a film for so long is good, but to get a BAFTA nomination is insanely good for the soul.”
“I am immensely proud and delighted to hear that A Morning Stroll has been nominated for the BAFTA Short Animation film award,” added producer Sue Goffe. “Congratulations to Grant and all the crew! This film took over two years to make, had no funding and some rather bumpy moments along the way, so to see that the film is receiving so many accolades is incredibly heartwarming.”
Other BAFTA nominees include:
Best Film: The Artist, The Descendants, Drive, The Help, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Best Animated Film: The Adventures of Tintin, Arthur Christmas, Rango
Special Visual Effects: The Adventures of Tintin, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, Hugo, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, War Horse