BBC Sleeping Lions

1×15 min Short Film BBC2.

Gripping short drama. Mia, an introverted 15-year-old, has a dark secret that she has never shared for fear of destroying her mother’s happiness, but when she discovers her younger sister is in danger she is faced with a difficult decision.


BAFTA , Best Learning Programme (Secondary), Finalist
UNICEF Award at Japan Prize, WINNER
Broadcast Digital Awards, Best Scripted Online Short, Finalist
Young Director Awards, CFP-E and Shots, Broadcast Europe, Finalist
Rockie Award, Banff World Media Festival, Children & Youth Fiction WINNER
Prix Jeunesse  11-15 Fiction Award WINNER
Prix Jeunesse  UNICEF SPECIAL AWARD 2nd place Finalist
Prix Jeunesse  11-15 Fiction Youth Jury Award 2nd place Finalist
Sandford St Martin’s Award Finalist 2016
Chicago International Film Festival TV Awards, Acting Certificate of Merit Award WINNER 2016
Learning On Screen Award WINNER 2016
Royal Television Society NW, Best Production (Craft) Award WINNER 2015
Royal Television Society NW, Best Actress in a Drama 2015, Sorcha Groundsell Finalist
Royal Television Society NW, Best Learning Programme 2015, Finalist

Directed & Edited by David Barnes
Written by Neil McKay
Produced by Louise Lynch and David Barnes
Story by David Barnes, Louise Lynch & Neil McKay

DOP: Graeme Dunn
Production Designer: Cristina Casali
Composer: Ben Parsons
Casting Director: Martin Gibbons
Line Producer: Dominique Molloy
Costume Designer: Orla Smyth
Makeup Designer: Rebecca Hodgkinson
1st AD: Nick Rae
Colourist: Trevor Brown
Sound Designer: Richard Lee
Post Production: Timeline
Title Design: Source Creative & David Barnes

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