A CINEMATOGRAPHER who studied in Bournemouth has been nominated for an award in Hollywood.

Darius Shu completed an MA in film production at the Arts University Bournemouth.

Despite only graduating in June, he was chosen to be director of photography for Secret Child: The Bridge which has won more than 15 international awards.

It centres around a boy who is brought up in a secretive Catholic hostel for single mothers in Dublin in the 1950s and is based on the bestselling book Secret Child by Andrew Crofts and Gordon Lewis.

The film stars Fiona Glascott who appears in the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald which is set to be released in November.

It also stars Aaron McCusker, who appears in upcoming Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, and 10-year-old child actor Austin Taylor, who was in My Cousin Rachel.

Secret Child: The Bridge will be screened at the New Renaissance Film Festival at the Closeup Arthouse Cinema in London on August 24.

Darius has been nominated for the Best Cinematography award at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival as well as the Bucharest Short CineFest in Romania, Oniros Film Awards in Italy and the Largo Film Awards in Switzerland.

He said: “I feel proud to have people see your hard work and appreciate it. It’s a great thing because this is not just a recognition of my work, but for the people and crew who I worked together with as well.

“Having a film shown at prestigious film festivals in Los Angeles, Europe and London is an amazing way to showcase the film to the world.

“Most importantly, I just love being behind the camera because I love to shoot, tell a story and make beautiful images.”

Darius has previously won acclaim for films, Pardaa, as well as His Hands which he co-directed.