Fantastic news for Blood Coloured Moon editor, Nathan Nugent, for his work on the Oscar Nominated short film, The Door. Juanita Wilson’s film, based on the true story of a father and his young daughter dealing with the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster, has been nominated for best live action short in this year’s Oscars.

Nathan has a long time working relationship with Blood Coloured Moon director, Marc-Ivan O’Gorman, having won a student BAFTA for his work on Marc-Ivan’s Fuji-Award winning filmTrick or Treat while still at college.

Amazing results for local filmmakers all round at this year’s Oscars with Kilkenny Production Company, Cartoon Saloon’s, The Secret of Kells, up for best Feature Animation and Carlow Writer Cathleen O’Rourke’s Granny O’Grimm nominated for best short animation.

There must be something in the water of the ‘Sunny South East’, considering it’s only two years since Carlow-based actress, Saoirse Ronan, earned a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her performance as “Briony Tallis” in Atonement.