Casta Diva Pictures’ animator-directors, Ainslie Henderson, has won a BAFTA for a 15-minute film short. The prize-winning film was made with Inverness-born Will Anderson, like Henderson a former student at Edinburgh College of Art – and their film ‘The Making of Longbird’ lifted the BAFTA in the short animation category at the ceremony in London on Sunday night.
Ainslie’s reaction is full of gratitude:
“We won a BAFTA! It is such a fantastic and surreal thing to have happened! I’m honoured and so grateful to have been part of this film and I’m so pleased for Will. He really deserves it!”
Will is quite feeling the same way:
“I’m still feeling a mixture of shock and delight. I really didn’t expect to win so it was such a lovely surprise for me and Ainslie. We’re both just so pleased to have been given this award. The night was fantastic, particularly for Scotland with awards for ‘Swimmer’ [directed by Scottish director Lynne Ramsay] as best short film as well. And our kilts went down very well too – George Clooney said he loved them! He was a really nice and down-to-earth guy..!”