Dancing in the Ashes
Production Design​er
October '11 - March '12

Dancing in the Ashes tells the story of a young Hungarian Jewish girl, trapped in the process of liquidation in the ghettos. Alongside her mother, Edina, struggles through the ordeal and is forced to dance in order to save herself from the dreadful camp.


Written and Directed by Nicholas Roland

Producer Luke Mortimer

Director of Photography Chris Park-Kennaby


WINNER: "Best Production Design" - Watersprite International Film Festival 2013

WINNER: "Best Acting" - Watersprite International Film Festival 2013

Festival 2013

WINNER "Film of the Year" - Watersprite International Film Festival 2013

WINNER "Best Student Fiction" - Royal Television Society Awards- 2013

WINNER "Best Student Film" - London Short Film Festival 2013

WINNER: AUCB Dean's Award 2012


"Longlisted" for BAFTA award 2013

"Best UK Short" finalist- East End Film Festival 2013

"Student Etudes Competition" - Camerimage Film Festival 2013

Special Jury Prize - San Diego Jewish Film Festival 2014

Nominated for "Best Student Film & Best Sound in a Short Film" - New York City International Film Festival 2013

Nominated for "Best Screenplay" - BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards 2013


"Special Recognition" - Foyle International Film Festival Finalist 2012

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