In this industry, it is always a pleasure to see a fellow creative do well and get recognition for their work. It's particularly inspiring when they are a local talent who has received recognition on the very highest level!
We are delighted for Staffordshire local, Rachel Shenton, who won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film at the 90th Academy Awards this weekend!
Rachel, along with her partner Chris Overton, created the wonderful short film 'The Silent Child', which was filmed entirely in Staffordshire and focuses on a deaf child learning to communicate through sign language.
Rachel earned even more praise at the awards ceremony by giving her acceptance speech in sign language!
Here is the trailer for 'The Silent Child'.