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Filmmakers reap rewards


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IT WAS TRULY a payday for the cast and crew of the movie Payday as they took away the top honours at the Barbados Film and Video Awards on Thursday night.

Led by Shakirah Bourne who won Best Script, Payday also won in the category of Best Supporting Actor  (Damien Snappah Gibson) and  Best Actor (Andrew Energy Franklin).

The biggest award on the night – Best Full Length Film – also went to Payday.

Meanwhile, film Chrissy  had the most nominations and won the most awards.

Writer, director and producer Marcia Weekes and her team are sure to be basking in delight after Makalah Harrison won Best Actress and Cara O’Connell took Best Supporting Actress. The film also won Best Cinematography, Best Sound and Best Production Design.

Other winners were:

Best Director  – Satya Collymore for Diaries of an Immigrant,  

Best Short Film– Diaries of an Immigrant

Best Short Documentary – A Day In The Bajan Life (Izebo)

Best Television/Webseries– Into The Darkness

Best Editing– Damien Pinder for Going Beyond

The People’s Choice Social Media Award went to Keeping Up With The Joneses

Surprisingly, YouTube phenomenon Porgie and Murda, though up for a few awards, did not take home any. (SDB Media)


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