Congratulations to Eden Shorts 2015 entry Mat Larkin for his winning film Return of the Nightingale!
It’s a beautiful piece that celebrates the nightingales famous song and Mat’s strong narration highlights the link between himself and his subject.
Mat’s entry last year, An English Meadow in June was shortlisted but failed to make the cut at the top.
However, it’s great to see the development he has made over that last year, moving on from a beautifully shot piece laid over music to a well-rounded narrative. You can really feel his passion seeping through the film.