A SHORT film starring an actress from Penarth has been nominated for best British short film at the BAFTAs.

Alison Fitzjohn stars in Stuffed and shared her delight at the news on Twitter after the film made it onto the shortlist.

The film stars Ms Fitzjohn as Araminta, and Anthony Young as Bernie.

Written by Joss Holden-Rea and Theo Rhys, the musical film focuses on a taxidermist (Araminta) who dreams of stuffing a human.

She meets a man online (Bernie) who volunteers to be stuffed due to his fear of ageing.

However, romantic feelings between the two complicate matters.


Described as belonging to multiple genres such as horror, comedy and romance, the film has had rave reviews and has won multiple awards.

Ms Fitzjohn received the Best Performance award at the North Bend film festival and has been praised for both her acting and singing.

A user on IMDb commented that the film reminds them of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street due the dark subject matter.

On Twitter, Ms Fitzjohn said: "So proud to be in BAFTA NOMINATED FILM!!!! arghhhh This is so crazy and amazing! Please feel free to watch STUFFED - a romantic, horror, comedy musical!"

You can watch the 19-minute film on YouTube here.

The BAFTAs will be held on March 13.

The shortlist of canidates for British Short Film:

  • The Black Cop
  • Femme
  • The Palace
  • Stuffed
  • Three Meetings of the Extraordinary Committee