Prison Life 2012 by Andrew Brown has been shortlisted for the Parliamentary film competition FILM THE HOUSE, after being put forward by Mark Lancaster MP. Their entry will now be in the running for the national competition and have the chance to have their film screened in the House of Commons in October.
FILM THE HOUSE is a national competition for budding UK film makers, directors and script writers that aims to raise political awareness of the importance of intellectual property to the film industry. Categories include drama, thriller, action, comedy, music video, documentary, as well as a separate category for under 18's which can be any genre.
Throughout the past few months, members of the public have been entering their films to the competition. The deadline for submission was 14thJuly and since then, Members of Parliament have been nominating the best submissions from within their constituency. These will go on to be considered for the final award ceremony, at the House of Commons in October. Prizes include studio tours, work experience, and private screenings for friends and family.
Andrew Brown made the film whilst he was in prison and it is based on his experiences.
Mark Lancaster MP said:
"I am delighted to show my support for a fantastic initiative, and I'm so pleased that local Milton Keynes film makers have entered. I am very proud to have the opportunity to be a part of showcasing some of the great talent from within this area and I want to wish Andrew the best of luck in the competition going forward."