Director Steph Green, repped by Little Minx, won the Best Narrative Short Award for her film New Boy, which she both wrote and directed. The film, based on a short story by Roddy Doyle, shows what it's like to be the new kid at school through the eyes of a 9-year-old African boy named Joseph.
Little Minx also produced Exquisite Corpse: Rope a Dope, directed by Laurent Briet, now repped by Mister BoomBoom. The short film pits a 10-year-old girl against a pro boxer in a jump rope contest. Believe Media produced the Kief Davison-directed documentary Kassim the Dream, about a former child soldier who became a world champion boxer.
This year also marked the return to features for director Harmony Korine, repped commercially by 2AM Films, with the premiere of Mr. Lonely, his first film since 1999's Julien Donkey-Boy. The film follows the love story between a Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe impersonator and has received warm reviews for the surreal visual scenes Korine is known for.