Academy Signs GRANDMAS
GRANDMAS draw their inspiration from the post-industrial areas of the North West, in which they were raised. The social clubs and run-down seaside towns served up colourful and peculiar characters that GRANDMAS champion with their unorthodox perspective and unique brand of morbid humour.
‘Norteños’ is GRANDMAS’ first short film and has won awards and recognition at festivals including BIFA, Raindance, Aesthetica, Encounters, Clermont-Ferrand, LSFF and Slamdance. After its run on the international festival circuit the film also landed them a licensing deal with Canal+. They are currently in development with NBC Universal on their first TV series.
‘We’re delighted to welcome GRANDMAS into the Academy family.
Their work is consistently beautiful, often disturbing and funny in equal measure and always totally engaging. With rich characters, effortless performances and a resoundingly strong voice, these two are fully formed film makers, mature beyond their years.
We cannot wait to see what the future holds for this talented pair and are excited to be on the journey with them.’
- Simon Cooper, MD/Partner