My Role in Bafta Award Winning Film Kelly & Victor
Feature Film Kelly and Victor – A Film Four Production filmed on location in Liverpool was among the winners at the star-studded British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) night at the Royal Opera House in London. My involvement in the film as On Set Photographer providing Film Stills, behind the scenes and publicity, resulted in a number of interviews in the local press – The Skelmersdale Champion and Liverpool Echo…
TV AND FILM STILL PHOTOGRAPHER LIVERPOOL
Outside of weddings I often work in other areas of photography, Commercial, TV & Film, street photography, personal projects and for non-profit. The link between the different photography projects is always people. I am fascinated by human interaction, connection, behaviours and emotions. My ability to capture emotion together with a background in the Television and Film industry recently lead me to be being commissioned to provide the photograph for a film called Kelly and Victor which was shot on location in Liverpool and went on to win awards at The Bafta’s.
BAFTA AWARD FOR FILM KELLY AND VICTOR
“Kelly + Victor” a Film Four production tells the story of a young couple embarking on a passionate love affair. The film is an adaptation of Niall Griffiths’ acclaimed novel and was filmed on location in Liverpool for Film Four and stars Antonia Campell Hughes and Julian Morris.
I was approached to work on the film through word-of-mouth recommendation in the roll of “Production Stills Photographer” providing publicity, press and behind the scenes photography. It’s such a thrill to be associated with a project that has gone on to receive critical acclaim and high-profile success.
Welsh director Kieran Evans won the Bafta award for Kelly and Victor, which was shot on location in and around Liverpool last summer – The director won the Bafta for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.
Kelly and Victor
Produced by BAFTA and BIFA winning Producer Janine Marmot.
Written and Directed by Kieran Evans
Staring Antonia Campell Hughes and Julian Morris
For Film Four
TV & FILM STILLS PHOTOGRAPHER LIVERPOOL
Production, publicity and behind the scenes photography from the feature film Kelly + Victor. Filmed on location in and around Liverpool. TV and Film Stills by photographer Wes Simpson and assisted by Jack Radford.
IN THE LOCAL PRESS
My involvement in the film – all be it a small one, was picked up by my local newspapers, Liverpool Echo and Sklelmersdale Champion. I was interviewed for a “local interest story.” Read the full interview below.
Front page article take from The Champion news paper written by Henry James.
Photographer Wes’s Simpson role in Bafta-winning film.
A PHOTOGRAPHER based in Liverpool and Lancashire is celebrating after a film which he worked on was among the winners at the star-studded British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards night at the Royal Opera House in London this week.
Wes Simpson provided TV Film stills, press, publicity and behind-the-scenes photography for the comedy, Kelly and Victor, directed by Welsh director Kieran Evans who received the prize for Outstanding Debut by a British writer, director or producer at the prestigious ceremony.
Kelly and Victor tells the story of a young couple embarking on a passionate love affair. An adaptation of Niall Griffiths’ acclaimed novel, it was filmed on location in Liverpool for Film Four and stars Janine Marmot. Wes, who was asked to work on the film through word-of-mouth recommendation, was delighted to be associated with such a high-profile success. And although his was a strictly minor role, he believes it is a compliment nevertheless. He said:
“On a personal note, I’m thrilled to be connected to any project that strives for success. To have been asked to be involved with a film that has gone on to win a Bafta is amazing. My involvement in this film – albeit a small one – is a great compliment to my career. I would love to be involved in providing more TV film stills for productions filming in Liverpool. This award and recognition for the local film industry is fantastic and hopefully it will mean that more money and further projects will be available for local up-and-coming directors, writers, crew and of course photographers. It also highlights Merseyside as a 1st rate filming destination.”
TV Film Stills Photographer Liverpool
Wes wasn’t at the Royal Opera House for the awards but he has been sent a copy of the DVD in the post with a personal note thanking him for his efforts. Wes trained with the BBC as a television cameraman and has worked in that role on TV productions including Brookside, Hollyoaks, Shameless and Emmerdale. He later set up Wes Simpson Photography – A professional photography service specialising weddings and commercial photography which has seen his commercial work feature in the national press and weekly glossies through photographing live music concerts for stars including Pink, Paul Weller and Morrissey. Wes himself has also appeared on Television in the role of the featured photographer on the Channel 5 show, Celebrity Wedding Planner starring Kerry Katona and Jedwood.
Wes Simpson is a professional photographer based in Liverpool and Manchester providing professional images for weddings, commercial photography and TV/Film and publicity stills. For more information please visit the website or Contact Him.