alfie dale

Alfie is an award winning Director from London. His latest short 'My Brother Is A Mermaid' premiered at the BAFTA category A qualifying Iris Prize Film Festival, where it won Best British Short Film, the Audience Award and the Youth Jury Award - this triple win was a first in the history of the festival, and Alfie received a £20,000 post-production package at Pinewood Studios as a prize. The Iris Prize Jury said 'Alfie’s direction is sensitive and compassionate... he takes us on a journey of character growth and development across twenty minutes that more accomplished directors too often fail to do in two hours. Quite simply, outstanding".

The film also screened at the BAFTA qualifying Cambridge Film Festival, and is screening next at the BAFTA category A and Oscar qualifying Leeds Film Festival, where it is nominated for Best British Short Film. Little White Lies Magazine described the film as 'A gorgeous short, as steadfast in its representative resolve as it is singular in its empathetic importance'.
 In 2017 Alfie won Best British Short Film at Southampton International Film Festival for his first short - ’Purple Heather’, a half hour period drama about the Romani Gypsy community of the New Forest.

Alfie learned the fundamentals of storytelling for screen as a Development Executive and Script Editor at Constellations Entertainment. Here he worked on many feature films and TV drama projects, and was heavily involved in writing 'Vivling' - a biopic of actress ‘Vivien Leigh’ - which was awarded a place on the the 2014 Brit List, (the industry shortlist of the UK’s best unmade screenplays).
At university Alfie was nominated a Royal Television Society Award for his final year fiction film, and as a Freelance Director Alfie has worked for the likes of AirBnB, the NHS and Reprieve.



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