It has been a while since I've been to the MS site and even longer since I last posted on "Chosen"
NEWS -- Today (24 March 09) BAFTA, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, announced that "Chosen" has been nominated for best single documentary 2008.
Follow the link for the Awards site http://www.bafta.org/awards/television/
See nominations link from this page.
This is very rewarding given the challenge the producers had just getting the documentary funded. "It's too dark; we've done paedophiles; the audience is not up to it;" and so on and so on, all of it incorrect of course, but the 5 commissioning editors in British TV all said "no" at least twice each, and they were all wrong. It therefore gives me some pleasure that Chosen has been nominated because this subject is now being understood by a wider audience here in the UK, and from a few comments from those who have unfortunately experienced abuse it also helped some of them/us.
The BAFTA's are the British television Oscars and quite worryingly all three of us the contributors will be attending, and lowering the tone of the whole evening.
The BAFTA Awards Ceremony is broadcast live on BBC TV on the 26th April.