Grey days, empty bank accounts, new years resolutions and the obligatory January detox all around – let’s face it: the beginning of the year isn’t normally what you’d call the height of the fun season. Unless of course you are rich/famous/beautiful (delete as appropriate), in which case you’re probably very worried indeed by now how you’ll survive the most glamorous time of them all: Award Season!
There’s the Grammys, the BAFTAs, the Golden Globes, just kicking off a whole host of awards. Red carpets, glamour, champagne and paparazzi everywhere. As film buffs we’re naturally excited by all this (although admittedly perhaps not as excited as the rich/famous/beautiful) but sometimes we can’t help thinking that, yes, we LOVE Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston and Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch and making films is amazing, but perhaps the real spotlight should be on our unsung heros. Those, who work tirelessly to help people through their darkest times, not for the money, but for the love of it; and those who give their time to improve people’s lives and make a real difference.
Cue Macmillan’s Professionals Excellence Awards. On this glamorous night on a drizzly evening in Manchester, it was all about recognising and celebrating the 39 nominees’ exceptional work and leadership in improving services for people affected by cancer. There was a red carpet, there was glamour and there were our cameras, capturing the spirit of the night.
To give the guests an insight into the tremendous achievements of the nominees, Kartoffel Films produced a series of profile videos played on the night and online .
And whilst Cranston & Co might be off to their next awards night, we would like to raise a glass to those who have devoted their lives to improving services for people affected by cancer – congratulations on making the world a better place!