Kingsland #1: The Dreamer was written and directed by London-born Tony Grisoni, who had already forged a successful writing career before trying his hand at directing. Kingsland was nominated alongside Ralph and follows the story of a Kurdish immigrant who has arrived in London with nothing and soon finds himself involved in a dark world. It is entitled #1: The Dreamer because it is intended as the first of five chapters of a feature.
Alex Winckler, who studied film at Columbia University, New York, went on to direct for British teen soap opera, Hollyoakes after being nominated for a BAFTA with Ralph. Ralph was his graduation film and tells the story of a teenage boy (Ralph) who arrives in France to meet the French girl he met in England. However, his lack of preparation and her apparent disinterest results in Ralph learning a little about who he should be giving his heart to.
Simon Ellis won the International Short Filmmaking Award at Sundance and was nominated for a BAFTA in 2008 with his great short film, Soft. It is the gritty story of a son and father tormented by a gang of 'happy-slapping' youths, but with neither apparently being brave enough to fight back. Simon Ellis went on to make the feature film, Dogging: A Love Story, in 2009 but scored less success with this film.