Oscar glory for Enfield film

Wed 25 February 2015, 12:44 pm

The winner of Best Short Film at The Oscars, The Phone Call, was largely shot in Enfield.

The Claverings Industrial Estate was used as a shooting location for the short, directed by Mat Kirkby and James Lucas, which tells the story of a woman working at a call centre, who receives a call from a suicidal man. 

It was given the accolade at the 87th Academy Awards, which took place in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday 22 February.

Enfield council leader, Councillor Doug Taylor, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled that The Phone Call won an Oscar and we’re terribly excited that we were able to contribute towards The Phone Call’s success in our own small way.

“We’d like to congratulate the film makers, stars and production company on their fabulous win. This Oscar win shows that Enfield is an ideal location for shooting films, and we’ve got a long track record in working with film and television companies because of this.”