Big congrats go to STUART McQUARRIE and the team behind short film Coach, which won the Special Prize from the Generation 14+ International Jury at this year’s 65th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale).
Produced by Fluxus Films and directed by Ben Adler, Coach tells the story of divorced father Nigel (played by STUART) who takes his son to France for a football game. When the car breaks down, they have no choice but to accept a ride from a bus of traveling England fans. Here, Nigel will find his authority questioned, as the loyalty of his son transfers to the charismatic leader of the fans.
According to the festival’s jury, the film won the award “for its tonal mastery in portraying the casual brutality of male relationships, a nuanced script and pitch perfect performances, culminating powerfully in a moment of insight for its teenage protagonist…a film which surprised and captivated us.”