North Yorkshire film Stutterer wins an Oscar

Serena Armitage
Serena Armitage

A film produced by a North Yorkshire filmmaker has won an Oscar at last night's Academy Awards.

Stutterer was named best Live Action Short at the glittering ceremony in Los Angeles.

The drama, which has already won a number of prestigious awards, has been created by Bear Golly Films, produced by Serena Armitage, of Nun Monkton near York.

Serena said of the nomination last month: “We are absolutely astonished and overwhelmed by the success of Stutterer. The last six months have been absolutely extraordinary."

Serena and other members of the crew were at the ceremony.

Their trip was sponsored by the Easingwold-based York Handmade Brick Company..

Mark Laksevics of York Handmade said: “We are absolutely delighted to sponsor such a wonderful Yorkshire success story.

"In our different ways, both York Handmade and Serena, Benjamin and Shan of Bear Golly Films, take great pride in the creative process.

"We both strive to create well-crafted products of the highest quality.

“Yorkshire has an illustrious history when it comes to film-making and Stutterer follows in this fine tradition."