Award-winning multimedia agency VoiceBox are thrilled to announce that the short film ‘Treacle’ which they provided with subtitles, has gone onto achieve awards success.

The film is scheduled to screen in the BAFTA qualifying London short film festival and will appear in the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, which is the largest queer film event in the Southern Hemisphere, in March.

An early success came when the film received its world premiere at the BFI Flare: LGBT London Film Festival last March. Ever since its debut, the film has been granted an impressive series of accolades internationally. It recieved its US premiere at Frameline43: The San Franciso International LGBTQ Film Festival, the longest-running, largest, and most widely recognised queer film exhibition event in the world.

Aside from simply premiering at high quality festivals worldwide, Treacle has also received an impressive number of awards and nominations.

Its first win came from TheFilmClub Pride Edition Israel where it won Best International Short Film last June. From there on, the success just kept coming, and Treacle won Best US Short Film at the Cindependent Film Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio shortly afterwards in August. Lead actress, producer and writer April Kelley was nominated for the best actress award in the Underwire Film Festival in September last year. One of the film’s most impressive accolades was Best Women in Film at Bolton Film Festival.

With so many awards and screenings already in its roster it seems certain that the film will see even more success into 2020.

Of working with VoiceBox, producer and writer April Kelley said that: ”VoiceBox were a dream to work with! We needed subtitles for our film, Treacle, last minute and not only did they deliver swiftly and spot on, but I thoroughly enjoyed working with Sophie (VoiceBox’s resident Multimedia Specialist. I wouldn’t hesitate working [sic] with these guys time and time again!”

Treacle was produced in collaboration with Bisexual Resource Centre in Boston Massachusetts, and many of its accolades have stemmed from its complex portrayal of what Kelley has previously termed ‘The mighty bi bis,’ bisexuality and bipolar.

Treacle follows Belle and Jessie, a pair of friends who go away for the weekend and drunkenly hook up. What seems like an awkward slip up to firmly heterosexual Jessie, is in fact an incredible betrayal to bisexual Belle.

The film ticks the ‘Tripe F-Rated’ boxes, meaning it’s a rare short film that not only features a woman in a lead role, but is also written and directed by a woman. In addition to this, Treacle also had an all-female multimedia team at VoiceBox providing its subtitles.

The team at VoiceBox were delighted to play a part in the production of such a striking and emotionally resonant short film.

Sophie recalls that the team at VoiceBox ”Found the film a pleasure to subtitle for. It was an interesting project for us to work on as it was one of the first cinematic productions that we’ve contributed towards – and what a fabulous way to start! It’s no surprise to us that it’s found such great success and we’re excited to work more on cinema and broadcast projects in the future.”

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Sim Johnston