Nicholas O'Connor may be young and dubbed as the next new talent of British Filmmakers (after earning and INTO FILM award), but that hasn't stopped him to continue forward on his next quest.
His upcoming short 'Cotton Wool' has already gained a certification and is currently on the festival circuit, dealing with a certain crucial issue that is affecting young people today - and that has to do with young carers. Already know on his ability to convey a sense of emotion with his films an described as the '...rise up to take the place of the ageing Ken Loach’ (The Mancunion), 'Cotton Wool' has already developed a rave of reviews from movie critics and has won Special Jury Award at the London Film Awards and set to compete at the ‘Film of the Year’ at the Gold Movie Awards hosted at BAFTA.
Keeping things in motion by using actress Katie Quinn ('Northern Lights', 'Think Of Me') O'Connor has a star cast line-up that includes Leanne Best ('Star Wars: Episode 7', 'Cold Feet' 'Home Fires', 'Line of Duty’, ‘Tin Star’), Crissy Rock ('Ladybird, Ladybird'. 'Benidorm', Under the Skin'), Kate Rutter ('I, Daniel Blake', 'Oranges and Sunshine' 'The Railway Man'.) and Max Vento ('The A Word').
Nicholas O'Connor has also directed an upcoming short with National Film and Television School (NFTS) in partnership with the BFI Academy called ‘The Narrator’ which was screened at the BFI Southbank. Hannah Brackstone-Brown, Michael Watson-Gray, Gavin James and Bebe Barry are star in this new short written by Joshua Brooks. More details about this will be coming soon.