Ben Cleary is Oscar nominated for Best Live Action Short Film, for his film 'Stutterer' which he wrote, directed and edited.
Over the moon doesn’t even begin to describe how we’re all feeling right now.
This is his reaction to the nomination. "We never thought our little film would come anywhere near where it has come. We’re so honoured and thankful to the Academy for this. Big love to Serena Armitage, Shan Christopher Ogilvie, Michael Paleodimos, Nico Casal, Matthew Needham, Chloe Pirrie and Eric Richards amongst many more incredibly talented people who took a risk working with a first time director on Stutterer. To every one of them I’m deeply grateful.
"And what a moment for Irish film! Room and Brooklyn are two of my favourite films of the year. I’m so happy Saoirse, Lenny, Emma and all involved are receiving the recognition they deserve for these two excellent films. A very proud day. "