Film and TV students shortlisted for industry awards
Film and television students from Staffordshire University have been nominated for prestigious industry awards being held in Birmingham tonight.
The Royal Television Society Midlands Student Awards recognises the best talent in the region and among those shortlisted is BA (Hons) Experimental Film Production graduate Josh Tilley for his factual film From the Mouth of the Mariner - a Welsh language documentary shot in North Wales which has already won awards including Best Cinematography at the Encounters Film Festival.
Other nominees are BSc (Hons) Television Production Technology students Nathan Riley, Carla Bithell and Dave Morgan who have been shortlisted in the Comedy and Entertainment category for their television studio show Wardrobe Wars.
The students produced the programme in their second year which focused on today’s television production and technical requirements. The trio are now in their final year and Nathan is working with the BBC at Media City as part of his work experience.
Fiona Graham senior lecturer for BSc Hons Film Production & BSc (Hons) Television Production said: “It’s excellent news for the team to be nominated for such a prestigious award. Wardrobe Wars was a real world live TV show concept based on current trends, the show was produced and directed by the team with crew roles being filled from students across the first and second year”.
Up for the same award are graduates Amy Sharman, Josh Harris, Stephen Turner, Matt Flegg, Lucy Heyworth and Sarah Wheat who have been shortlisted for their final year music video Cold Woman.
The team produced the work as part of their final year before graduating last summer from the BSc Hons Television Production, Film Production and the Digital Film and Post Production awards. Amy Sharman has since been working at the new Stafford Film Festival launch and on various feature films.
Lecturer Paul Ottey will join the students at the awards ceremony. He said: “The teams have produced some outstanding work this year and we wish them the very best for success and the industry recognition they deserve.”
The Royal Television Society ball and awards ceremony is takes place tongiht at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull.
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