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movie shot in East End cafe is shortlisted for film awards

PUBLISHED: 18:00 26 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:08 05 October 2010

A MOVIE which featured a distinctive East End café as one of its locations is in the running for a series of awards. Artist Sam Taylor Wood s debut film Nowhere Boy has been nominated for six prizes in the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs). Scenes

A MOVIE which featured a distinctive East End café as one of its locations is in the running for a series of awards.

Artist Sam Taylor Wood's debut film Nowhere Boy has been nominated for six prizes in the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs).

Scenes from The film about the early life of Beatle John Lennon were shot at popular Bethnal Green café Pelliccis when location scouts were unable to find a suitable location in Lennon's home city of Liverpool.

The family run café in Bethnal Green Road featured in scenes with Kristin Scott Thomas who has been nominated as best supporting actress along with co-star Anne-Marie Duff.

Earlier this year Oscar-winning script writer William Monahan picked the café for a scene featuring Colin Farrell and Anna Friel for his debut movie London Boulevard.

The film is also shortlisted in the best British Independent film category, Douglas Hickox award for best debut director, best screenplay by Matt Greenhalgh.

Newcomer Aaron Johnson who plays the teenage Lennon is in line for the best actor award.

Bromley by Bow based Three Mills Studio has also sponsored an award in the contest.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in December.

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