Aimimage Productions iLL Manors up for Three BIFA Awards this Sunday

Aimimage producer Atif Ghani has worked closely with Ben Drew aka Plan B since 2008, and this continued for his feature film iLL ManorsThe Camden Studio was used for some interior shots of the film. Atif said at the time: “The shoot was very hard work. The number of cast, locations and the sophistication of the script meant that we were shooting a 35 day film in 22 scheduled days. Every department gave as much as possible, and the results are stunning. We have a very special film from an emerging British storyteller.”

We’re delighted the film is receiving deserved recognition now that awards season is upon us. iLL Manors previously won two prizes at the Dinard British Film Festival.

Plan B bags three British Independent Film Awards nods for Ill Manors

Aimimage Productions iLL Manors


The film directed by the part-rapper part-actor, real name Ben Drew, has been nominated in the categories for best debut director and best achievement in production while one of its stars Riz Ahmed has been given a nod for best actor.

Ill Manors will be going up against such British flicks as Sightseers, The Imposter and Broken, which leads the way with nine nominations including Best Film and Best Director.

Of the announcement, Chief Executive of the BFI Amanda Nevill said: ‘The BIFAs are the UK’s only awards focusing entirely on independent British films, as such they really help to shine a spotlight on the vast range and breadth of excellence in independent UK filmmaking – helping to promote independent British films to new audiences, and setting a focus on the Best of British just as the international awards season begins.’

The nominees were shortlisted by a jury that included actors Lesley Sharp, Attack The Block star John Boyega and Avengers Assemble star Tom Hiddleston.