'Making Waves' in the film and television industry

Published: 21 November 2016 at 11:02

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Recent industry success for our students and graduates

Our BA (Hons) Film and Television Production graduates and students make a habit of picking up plaudits within the industry. Here is a round-up of their most recent success stories.

The Victorious (pictured)

This film, by 2016 graduates Cameron Turnbull, Chris Anstey, Jordan Smith and Ashley Hatch, has now won two awards in the past year.

In December 2016 it picked up the Audience Award at NAHEMI’s ‘Eat Our Shorts’ festival – the second year in a row this award has been won by our BA Film and Television Production students. This annual event hosted but the National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image showcases work from film courses around the country.

Prior to this, in October 2016, The Victorious won the Best National Short Film at the Making Waves Film Festival in October 2016. Judge Dominique Young said that the film ”...felt authentic and of its time, and the sense of fear, claustrophobia and mental disintegration built up nicely. Very good production values.” As a result of winning this award, the film was automatically entered into the French and Italian festival partners of Making Waves.

Dennis Doyle

This film by current students Felix Robinson (Director), Tatiana Telle (Cinematographer), Mary Morgan-Stower (Producer) and Zach Lawrence-Earey (Editor) was shortlisted for the prestigious Student Etudes Competition, Camerimage, 2016. The competition supports the development of new filmmakers from around the world, with the winner chosen by an international jury of prominent filmmakers and industry professionals.

Suggs: My Life Story

Jordan Smith (The Victorious) has also just started working as a sound recordist with director Julien Temple, (The Filth and the Fury, The Great Rock’n’Roll Swindle). In October, they began filming in London for the screen adaptation of this autobiographical stage show about Suggs, lead singer of Madness.

Wild West

2015 graduate Amy Willet has completed her first series for the BBC’s Natural History Unit, Wild West. The series, narrated by actor James Norton, began screening on BBC2 in October.

Starfish and The More You Ignore Me

2014 graduate Sam Cornish has recently taken on the role of Production Executive with Genesius Pictures Ltd, assisting in the distribution of the October release Starfish as well as heading straight into pre-production for their latest feature film project The More You Ignore Me, written by Jo Brand.