The film adaption of the West End hit Everybody is Talking About Jamie has been nominated for a BAFTA in the 'Outstanding British Film' category, alongside No Time to Die, House of Gucci & Belfast.
The film was inspired by the real life story of Jamie Campbell, which was based on the BBC Three documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16, produced by Firecracker.
The documentary tells the uplifting and emotional story of Jamie Campbell who dared to follow his dream of becoming a teenage drag queen. Growing up in an ex-mining village in County Durham, Jamie had already faced his fair share of difficulties after coming out as gay at 14. He wanted to embrace who he really is by attending his end of school prom in drag, but he didn't get the reaction he'd hoped for from both his school and heart-breakingly, his own father. So Jamie had to make some difficult decisions.
Jamie spent time with an established drag artist and battled his demons, performing as his alter ego, Fifi La True, for the very first time in front of a large audience.
The documentary touched people’s hearts and helped to change minds when it first aired back in 2018.
Produced by Firecracker, Executive Produced by Jes Wilkins and Tom Barry, and Directed by Jenny Popplewell.
The film adaptation of the Award-Winning Hit Musical - also produced by Firecracker's Chief Creative Officer , Jes Wilkins - premiered in over 240 countries and territories. From New Regency & Film4, it stars the breakout discovery Max Harwood as Jamie New, alongside Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel, Shobna Gulati, Ralph Ineson, Adeel Akhtar, Samuel Bottomley, with Sharon Horgan and Richard E. Grant.