Alien comedy set in Daventry scoops film-makers prize

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YOUNG film-makers from Daventry are the focus of their own success after scooping a county-wide award.

Dale Harrington-Carter and Graham Gardiner-Jones won an award for their film comedy Accidentally which depicts the story of aliens landing in Daventry and wanting to learn about human life.

The pair won in the Rotary Club of Northampton Under 16s category at Monday evening’s Film Northants short film festival held at Cineworld in Northampton.

A full house of more than 200 film-makers, supporters and local dignitaries attended. Four other films made in the county also picked up awards including a supernatural drama filmed in Daventry police station.

Dale said: “I didn’t think I was going to win. I love making films – and winning the award was great.”

Dale, who has his sights set on film-making as a career, said a team of eight people spent a month working solidly on the project.