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BLUE JEAN’s Georgia Oakley (Writer/Director) & Hélène Sifre (Producer) are BAFTA nominated for the Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.

January 20, 2023

After World Premiering at the Venice International Film Festival and winning the People’s Choice Award in the ‘Days’ Giornate Degli Autori sidebar in September, Blue Jean made a considerable impression on the festival circuit, collecting a host of awards. 

Blue Jean went on to win four British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) for Best Debut Screenwriter, Best Lead Performance, Best Supporting Performance and Best Casting, along with nine further nominations. We are delighted that the film has now been nominated for the Best Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer BAFTA! Congratulations to our clients Georgia Oakley, Hélène Sifre, Marie-Elena Dyche and their whole team for this well deserved BAFTA nomination!

Set in 1988, during Margaret Thatcher’s tenure as UK Prime Minister, Blue Jean is a psychological identity drama following Jean (Rosy McEwen), a gay PE teacher who is forced to live a double life when Thatcher’s government passes a new law that stigmatises the LGBTQ+ community. The law, known as Section 28, in effect prevented teachers and those working for local authorities from even acknowledging the existence of homosexuality. Although repealed during the early 2000’s, this law’s legacy left a lasting culture of shame and homophobia.

Overseen by Senior Post Producer Jeff Halsey, OnSight are thrilled to have delivered picture post production for Writer/Director Georgia Oakley and Producer Hélène Sifre for their powerful debut feature, Blue Jean.

The BAFTA Awards ceremony takes place on February 19th and Blue Jean hits cinemas on February 10th. Watch the trailer here.

Read more about Blue Jean here.