Sean Cameron Michael in Tears in the rain. Picture: AM FILMS 2017
Sean Cameron Michael in Tears in the rain. Picture: AM FILMS 2017

Tears in the Rain - a locally shot short film - has picked up one of the major awards from the SciFi Underground Film Fest which took place in Munich recently. The 11-minute film - a stylistic homage to the 1982 Ridley Scott classic film Blade Runner - received the Best Acting Award for the two cast members - Sean Cameron Michael and Russel Savadier.

Commenting on the win‚ Cameron Michael (Black Sails‚ Shooter)‚ said in a statement on Wednesday: "I am truly honoured to share an award with the legendary Russel Savadier. Actors are driven by passion and good storytelling‚ not winning awards‚ so all kudos must go to Chris Harvey and his team for their relentless dedication. I could not be prouder to represent South African filmmaking on a global scale."

Savadier (The Bang Bang Club) commented: "I'm absolutely thrilled. What a wonderful honour - and a real tribute to the extraordinary passion of director Chris Harvey who has worked tirelessly to make sure that the film saw the light of day."

Produced on a minuscule budget of only R20‚000 and filmed in South Africa in just two days‚ Tears in the Rain has been a five-year labour of love for writer and director Christopher Grant Harvey.

Harvey said: "The Tears team is very proud of the ambassadors for the film - Sean Cameron Michael and Russel Savadier. Without their heart and soul‚ the film would not stand out as well as it has.”

Harvey‚ along with producer Andrew Eric Macdonald‚ has entered Tears in the Rain in a number of film festivals‚ including the Jozi Film Fest‚ the London Independent Film Awards‚the Boston Sci-Fi Film Fest‚ the Philip K Dick Science Fiction Film Festival and the LA Film Festival.

Watch Tears in the Rain here:

"Tears In The Rain: A Blade Runner Short Film", a depiction set in the world of Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) as well as the motion picture Blade Runner (1982). For more information, please see the details and links below: TEARS HOMEPAGE: http://www.christophergrantharvey.com/tears-in-the-rain.html FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/titrshortfilm Find more from Christopher Grant Harvey: http://www.christophergrantharvey.com Country of Origin South Africa Music composed by Siddhartha Barnhoorn http://www.sidbarnhoorn.com https://siddharthabarnhoorn.bandcamp.com/album/tears-in-the-rain Additional Music composed by Neon Vandal https://neonvandal.bandcamp.com/album/tears-in-the-rain-music-from-the-motion-picture Poster Artwork by Kelvin Liew https://www.facebook.com/KelvinLiewArt https://lovingit2.artstation.com/projects/yBYO9 This film is not intended to profit, threaten or compete with any existing or forthcoming material.

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