Former pupil success

By Ballyclare High School on 14 February, 2023




Congratulations to Ben Smith who has won a top accolade at London Critics’ Circle Film Awards.

Ben produced and acted in the short film ‘A Fox in the Night’.  The movie has been recognised at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards winning the highly acclaimed category, the British/Irish Short Film of the Year Award.

The 11-minute production set in London tells a story in which opposites attract, appearances deceive, and bravery reaps rewards. The film was also nominated for a British Independent Film Award, awarded a special commendation by Film4 at the Iris Prize, and longlisted for the BAFTAs and has won the Jury Award for the best film in British Shorts Berlin.

The film is now on tour in the UK and will appear in regional cinemas before moving to the All 4 TV channel.

Ben moved to London to pursue an actor’s life and was signed by International Actors London before moving into production at the National Theatre and then starting his own production company RAW Inventive in 2021.

Well done on all you have achieved, and we wish you every success in the future Ben from our school community.