Blackburn’s Bashford twins Liam and Kyle will see their short film Waiting For Time feature at two international film festivals.

The powerful story based on men’s mental health has been selected at the Oscar and BAFTA qualifying, LA Shorts International Film Festival and the Rhode Island International Film Festival. 

The film stars Ariyon Bakare, best known for his role in the BBC hit His Dark Materials, Amazon’s Good Omens and Carnival Row as well as Jade Harrison, who can be seen on the Netflix series The Stranger.

It was developed during the pandemic and was shot on ‘super 16mm’ film, something the Bashford Twins had always aspired to use since they began their filmmaking career.

The former Blackburn College media students said: “Memories inside a glass had always stuck with us, this vision about telling a man’s story, the heartbreak and dealing with mental health within the glasses in his basement was fascinating. Men’s mental health is a subject that hasn’t been told enough. 

"As directors, this gave us the opportunity to delve into the lead character’s mind, showing a claustrophobic and vulnerable atmosphere he feels throughout the story. We wanted the audience to experience a nostalgic feel to the film with a mixture of vibrant colours.” 

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Waiting For Time began its festival run this year and has already won numerous awards and nominations worldwide. 

The Bashford twins production company, 13B Films is currently building a slate of feature films and TV shows in the UK and Los Angeles to begin production in 2022.

In 2015 the brothers wrote and directed a short film with veteran actor Julian Glover, who had previously appeared in Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade and in several episodes of Game of Thrones.

Away from the film industry, the Bashford twins have raised over £50,000 for various charities including Children In Need, Help for Heroes and Beat Bullying UK.