Thu. Feb 9th, 2023

Tom Cross gained an award for his position in a horror movie

A 13-year-old boy has gained a world award for his main position in a brief horror movie.

Tom Cross, who’s a pupil at Derby Grammar College, was named finest younger actor on the Impartial Shorts Awards in Los Angeles.

He performs Patrick, the lead position within the quick horror movie Unbidden, directed by Andres Rothschild, which was shot close to London.

He described the manufacturing as “very difficult” to make.


The movie follows a household who’re pressured to cope with their grief and fears after they discover a mysterious boy within the woods.

“It was shot on the outskirts of London throughout the summer season and primarily within the evenings as they wanted to movie within the forest in darkness for the horror movie,” he stated.

The movie had to make use of completely different digicam angles to indicate a monster, however Tom’s character Patrick was the one one who might see it.

That concerned filming every scene a number of occasions from completely different angles.

“There was one scene the place I used to be shouting on the individual taking part in my dad as a result of I might see the monster and he needed to lose his mood and shout again at me,” stated Tom.

“We had to try this scene so many occasions for various takes; it was very difficult.”

The movie has additionally been awarded the winner of the Darkish Hour Award on the Horrors4You awards and the Multi Dimension Impartial Movie Competition finest horror movie.

Previous to his half within the movie, Tom performed Benji in Priscilla Queen of the Desert at Nottingham Theatre Royal and had a task within the Derby Theatre manufacturing of Two by Jim Cartwright.

He stated his mum Becky, herself a former skilled dancer who competed on two collection of Come Dancing, was an enormous inspiration and help.

She stated: “Tom has at all times beloved being on stage performing to an viewers.

“He enjoys his performing classes and could be very matter-of-fact concerning the thrilling initiatives he has already filmed or carried out in.

“We’re very pleased with Tom’s achievements thus far and stay up for the following challenge.”

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