Debut director Jason scoops award
Published 08/12/2010 | 01:55
Sir David Jason received a welcome boost for his new career, after his directorial debut All The Way Up scooped six gongs at the Monaco International Film Festival.
Along with wins for best short film and best script, the Touch of Frost star won best director for his first attempt behind the camera.
Meanwhile, Adrian Dunbar received the trophy for best leading actor, and Lee Ingleby was given best supporting actor. The film's producers were also honoured.
"It's a fantastic honour for our whole team to see All The Way Up acknowledged in such a spectacular way," said Sir David.
"My greatest thrill in making this film, however, has been working with the exciting young talent. I hope everyone's paying attention because we've only just begun!"
Sir David, who also received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Angel Film award for his contribution to the entertainment industry, continued: "Celebrating the genre of films where values and entertainment combine is personally pleasing because I have spent my life reaching audiences with exactly the same approach.
"It's important for the industry that these awards become bigger and better, so that inspirational filmmaking becomes as commercially successful as it is critically acclaimed."
All The Way Up is a drama about a life-changing encounter in a lift, and will be aired on TV in 2011.