Early last season local young filmmaker Alex Ayre produced a short documentary on former Spartans kitman and member of our Hall of Fame Tony Kennedy.
The club were delighted to find out that Alex’s documentary won him the “2013 Chris Anderson Award for Best Young Filmmaker” at the Berwick Film Festival.
The Chris Anderson Award celebrates talented young filmmakers aged 19 and under from North East England, the Scottish Borders and Southern Scotland. The award is judged by a panel of industry professionals and is named in honour of festival founder Chris Anderson.
Spartans General Manager Ian Evans welcomed the news saying “On behalf of everyone at Blyth Spartans AFC I congratulate Alex on a fantastic achievement, it was an honour for the club to be part of it”
Alex himself added “Tony is such an interesting character with some fascinating – and very funny – stories about his history at the club and he was so warm and welcoming when I first approached him about the documentary, which made shooting the film a really fantastic experience. I’m chuffed that the finished film was selected by the Berwick Film Festival, and it’s a huge honour to have won the award.”
The documentary in full can be viewed below