“The Ring of Beasts” receives several nods at the British Short Film Awards.

The British Short Film Awards have announced their 2021 finalists and Kingdom Kome’s very own “The Ring of Beasts” received five nominations. It is an incredible achievement to be nominated on an international stage amongst productions from around the world. The Awards, which celebrate short films from Britain and around the world, are running for the first time this year and will take place on 3rd December 2021. The event,however, will be closed to the public due to the global pandemic.

Adriano Miguel, Director at work

It’s such an honor to be nominated at the British short film awards. I worked with such an amazing team and I’m so proud of the nominations for best cinematography, best long short film and best production design. The team did an amazing job and deserve all the accolades possible for bringing their best and producing what we did during these unprecedented times of dealing with a pandemic and all that, that entails on a film set. A shout out to everyone who played a part in “The Ring of Beasts” you are all absolute rockstars and thank you for making this project what it is.

Adriano Miguel

“The Ring of Beasts”, which is Adriano Miguel’s directorial debut, has received nominations for “Best Hair and Makeup”; “Best Costume Design”; “Best Production Design”; “Best Cinematography” for Rick Joaquim our award winning cinematographer, as well as the coveted “Best Long Short Film” nomination which is an incredible honour.

(Left to right) Adriano Miguel , Rick Joaquim and Zwelethu Radebe

Kingdom Kome, which was founded in 2020 by International cricketer Kagiso Rabada and multi-hyphenate artist Cameron Scott, partnered with Orr Koren of Koren Films to produce “The Ring of Beasts”. The film, which stars Hungani Ndlovu, Cameron Scott, Jonathan Pienaar and Brumilda van Rensburg, is their debut production.

 “The Ring of Beasts” has already had an exciting start, debuting internationally at the LA short Film festival to positive reviews, being one of the short films in competition at the Zsigmond Vilmos International Film Festival and it is set to captivate South African audiences at the SA Indie Film Fest in November. These nominations are another wonderful recognition of the hard work and passion that has been put into this film.

Super proud of our film Ring of Beasts being a finalist at the British Short Film awards – particularly the “Best Cinematography” category. Myself and my team pushed really hard on this project to try create a visual style that supported the world Ring of Beasts lives in.Fingers crossed going forward at the awards and I believe by December we should hear more. Lastly a huge thank you to the crew – as well as post production team we had on this project.

Rick Joaquim, Cinematographer

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