Scottish BAFTA success for KEO films


Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die has picked up the BAFTA in the Single Documentary category at the British Academy Scotland Awards 2011.

The ceremony, hosted by comedian Kevin Bridges, took place at the Radisson Blu on Argyle Street in Glasgow on Sunday (13 November) after a one-year absence.

BAFTA Scotland director Jude MacLaverty told the BBC website: “The strength of nominations in the categories demonstrates the wealth of talent we have within our country.”

KEO films saw off strong competition from The First Movie (Connectfilm & Screen Siren for More4) and Jig (Scotland Produtions & Arrow Films for BBC Scotland) to pick up its third Academy Award of the year following the success of Hugh’s Fish Fight and Welcome to Lagos.

Choosing to Die was a frank and personal documentary, in which author Sir Terry Pratchett considered how he might choose to end his life.

The 60-minute documentary, first broadcast on BBC2 in June 2011, was directed by Charlie Russell and produced by Craig Hunter.

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