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Sheffield film Four Lions nominated for Bafta awards
Four Lions follows four men plotting to kill thousands at the London Marathon
Four Lions follows four men plotting to kill thousands at the London Marathon

The nominations for the British Academy Film Awards (Bafta) have been announced.

Independent film company Warp, based in Sheffield have been nominated for two awards for 2010 film Four Lions.

It has been put forward for Outstanding British film, and director and writer Chris Morris has been nominated under the Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer category.

The producer of the film Mark Herbert spoke to BBC Radio Sheffield: "I actually forgot that the nominations were being announced. I was making the kids' breakfast and heard it on the radio."

The film was shot at locations throughout the city including landmarks in Meersbrook, Attercliffe and Meadowhall during the summer of 2009. The film went on general release in May 2010, breaking a box office record for the opening weekend at Sheffield's independent cinema, The Showroom.

"I think we kept true to the story," explained Mark. "We don't judge anything. We don't go by fashion. We have worked with some great people, Chris Morris, Shane Meadows and Richard Ayoade. They are great talents and we've just tried to let them have their vision on the screen and we've kept true to that and not tried to grow too quickly.

"I'm really looking forward to the evening [of the awards]. It's a very bizarre occasion. It's very showbiz. It's full of Hollywood A-listers. It can be quite odd when you're stood having a wee next to George Clooney."

The winners of the Bafta will be announced on Sunday 13 February 2011 at the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden.

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