Sheffield’s key role in Bafta success

Paddy Considine (left) and Diarmid Scrimshaw with the award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer or Producer, received for Tyrannosaur, in the press room at the 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 12, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Picture credit should read:Ian West/PA Wire
Paddy Considine (left) and Diarmid Scrimshaw with the award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer or Producer, received for Tyrannosaur, in the press room at the 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 12, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Picture credit should read:Ian West/PA Wire

A SHEFFIELD film company is celebrating after picking up a Bafta.

Diarmid Scrimshaw, of Warp Films, and Paddy Considine won Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for Tyrannosaur.

The film, about a man plagued by violence and rage who finds redemption from a charity shop worker, has already won five awards at the British Independent Film Awards.

Warp Films, launched 10 years ago, has been involved in several award-winning features including Four Lions, which was shot in Sheffield, and Shane Meadows’ This Is England.

Mr Scrimshaw, from Sheffield, described Tyrannosaur as a ‘universal story’ of how love and hope could be found in the ‘darkest of places’.