Gibraltar based company Ruddock & Co Film Productions won a 24 hour film challenge organised by the Marbella International Film Festival last month against stiff competition from Spain and further afield.

Director Craig Ruddock was full of praise for his team’s efforts and said that they attended various seminars and workshops throughout the week which proved invaluable.

Craig and Zuzana Ruddock
Craig and Zuzana Ruddock

“All in all, with stiff competition both in Spain and globally (also including online entries), we managed to take home a win when awarded the winners of the 24 hour film challenge which should be a must on any aspiring film makers list as it’s much harder than it sounds,” he said.

The team received instruction to produce a short film at set locations with their own cameras and editing on laptops with appropriate music in 24 hours. The film title was ‘His Fair Lady’ and was about a Marbella woman who wanted to be famous and her husband who didn’t agree.

As part of the company’s invitation, its personnel were invited to explore the vast array of film choices in a private cinema experience.

“Overall, the festival was a great insight for our company and help as we develop our next feature production based on the Rock, ‘The Counterfeiter’s Daughter’ planned for 2017.”