Needle cleans up at British Horror Film Festival

01 November, 2010 by IF

Press release from Filmscope Entertainment

After a successful UK Premiere in Bournemouth, United Kingdom on Saturday the 30th of October, 2010 and competing against a strong line-up of international films, Needle became the first West Australian film to win an award at the British Horror Film Festival.


Needle won awards for “Best Cinematography” and “Best Special Effects”. The film also won an award for “Best Supporting Actress” which went to Jessica Marais for her outstanding performance in a feature film.

Recently Needle also became the first WA film to win a “Golden Skull” award at Screamfest (2010) Los Angeles. Filmed in Perth, Needle features the cream of Australian acting talent including Jessica Marais (Packed to the Rafters), Michael Dorman (Daybreakers, Triangle), Trilby Glover (Righteous Kill), Tahyna Tozzi (Wolverine), Travis Fimmel (The Beast, The Valley), Ben Mendolsohn (Animal Kingdom), Khan Chittenden (West), John Jarratt (Wolf Creek) and Jane Badler (V).

Needle, a supernatural murder mystery, is about a killer who uses an 18th century machine with supernatural powers to terrorize students at a local college.

The director of Needle, John V Soto, is very happy with the result saying, “Our UK Premiere went really well (the crowd loved the film) and I was excited for Needle to have so many nominations. To actually win an award, let alone three, against such tough competition, is very gratifying and testament to the long hours and hard work put in by our cast and crew. In particular I’d like to thank my DOP, Stephen Windon for his amazing camera work, Cutting Edge (VFX) and MEG for their special effects and of course, the wonderful Jessica Marais for her truthful and compelling performance in Needle.”