The Third Award for the Emirati Documentary
Nanny Culture Wins Gold Award for Documentary Feature in Hollywood Film Competition
Hollywood Film Competition has announced that Emirati documentary Nanny Culture has won the Gold Award for Documentary Feature Film, marking the film's third award after winning the awards for Best Documentary Feature and Inspiring Woman in a Film Award at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.
Sheikha Alyazia Bint Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan has Said, "Since the first day of filming, Nanny Culture proceeded on a new path in regards to the style and story of the film. It is so gratifying for the documentary/mockumentary to be well received and understood. The Gold prize is a testament to the support that the competition has shown towards international film making. This opens the way for the next distribution phase with MAD Solutions company to take Nanny Culture further, even more."
Directed by Paul James Driscoll, Nanny Culture is based on an idea by Sheikha Alyazia Bint Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and produced by Anasy Media Production. The film stars social media personality Abdulaziz Al Jassmi (Bin Baz), as well as musician and singer Omara "Bombino" Moctar who contributed his song "Tim Tar".
The 80-minute film revolves around an Emirati family in Abu Dhabi, who temporarily hire the services of a British nanny to help them organize their six children's daily activities and study schedules. This leads to resentment between the nanny and the children especially after changing their daily routines. The film reveals the details of the relationships and interactions between different cultures in one household, the extent to which an Emirati family can accept another culture, the family's insistence on the commitment of British nannies to the customs and traditions of the UAE and Islam as far as raising children is concerned, and how a British nanny can adapt to her new work environment.
The film was officially selected to participate in many film festivals around the world: Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival, Sydney World Film Festival, Hollywood Florida Film Festival, and Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne. It has also been screened at four cinemas in London.
Paul James Driscoll is a British filmmaker who began working in Abu Dhabi in 2008 at The National newspaper. He assumed different posts within the newspaper, such as Multimedia Producer, through which he created many short films that have gone on to win four awards from the National Press Photographers Association (NPAA) in the USA. Paul has a BA in International Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University, and has worked as a director of photography, editor, and cinematographer for many renowned organizations, including Oxfam, the United Nations and the BBC.