Date: 21 Jan 2016
Cat: Drama

The Violators

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Lauren McQueen
Brogan Ellis
Stephen Lord
Liam Ainsworth
Derek Barr


Billie Hughes
David A. Hughes
David Moores
Kevin Sampson


Helen Walsh


Helen Walsh




Red Union Films
Bulldog Film Distribution


Author Helen Walsh makes a striking debut as writer/director of this powerful new British drama set against the backdrop of the grim Cheshire housing estates. Two dysfunctional girls ? Shelly (Lauren McQueen) and Rachel (Brogan Ellis) ? from very different backgrounds meet and set off on a course that will have profound implications for both of them. A visceral and powerful debut film with more than a few twists along the way.


2016 – Cleveland International Film Festival
Nominated: ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman Direction (Helen Walsh)

2016 – Nashville Film Festival
Won: Special Jury Prize Best Actress – New Directors Competition (Brogan Ellis, Lauren McQueen)
Nominated: Grand Jury Prize – New Directors Competition (Helen Walsh)

2016 – Seattle International Film Festival
Nominated: New Directors Competition – (Helen Walsh)

2016 – Stockholm Film Festival Junior
Nominated: Bronze Horse Best Film 11-19 Years (Helen Walsh)

2015 – Athens Panorama of European Cinema
Nominated: Best Film (Helen Walsh)

2015 – British Independent Film Awards
Nominated: Producer of the Year (David Moores, David A. Hughes)

2015 – Cinedays Skopje Film Festival
Nominated: Blue Star – Best Screenplay (Helen Walsh)
Nominated: Golden Star – Best Film (Helen Walsh)
Nominated: Silver Star – Best Director (Helen Walsh)

2015 – Edinburgh International Film Festival
Nominated: The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film (Helen Walsh)

2015 – Ghent International Film Festival
Nominated: Explore Award (Helen Walsh)

2015 – Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Nominated: Independent Camera (Helen Walsh)

2015 – Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Nominated: Just Film Award – Best Film (Helen Walsh)

2015 – Tbilisi International Film Festival
Nominated: Golden Prometheus – Best Film (Helen Walsh)
Nominated: Silver Prometheus – Best Director (Helen Walsh)