12th October 2001
Lincoln media graduates scooped the top prize in the non-fiction category at the Royal Television Society’s Student Video Awards in Birmingham.
Bo Stehmeier (24), who graduated in Media Production from the University of Lincoln this summer, collected the award for ‘Battered Cod’, a factual documentary about the crisis in fishing stocks.
He picked up the prize on behalf of the film’s production team which included Mark Reynolds, Gary Templeman and Grisha Nikolsky.
The award was presented by former Blue Peter presenter Peter Purves at a ceremony hosted by Emma Forbes at the Birmingham International Convention Centre.
German-born Bo, who is now studying for a masters degree at the University of Salford, was amazed by the success of his film, which he made as part of his final-year course work.
“Well, come on, a film on cod! Who would ever have guessed that it would even be seen beyond the university campus?” he said. “At one point we were filming at the Grimsby fish market, soaked in fish guts, and I thought, this had better pay off!
“A couple of months later and wham! The Royal Television Society Awards! I guess somebody must have heard me that day at the fish market!”
Last year Lincoln graduate Lawrence Wright won the same category at the RTS awards night for his entry ‘Killing in the Name’.
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