9th January 2004




A graduate from the University of Lincoln is taking his first steps as a film-maker.


Tony Kelly (23) has reached the final five in a ‘New Ideas Scheme’ run by the UK Film Council and EM Media.


The scheme aims to find strong, original and ambitious film ideas from new writers in the East Midlands.


The winner of the scheme will have the chance of turning his or her script into a £3 million British film for cinema release.


Tony graduated from the University of Lincoln last summer with a first-class honours degree in Media Production.


Along with two other media graduates, Tony set up the digital media company Immediate Productions located in Sparkhouse Studios, the university’s media incubator centre.


“Should I make it to the final shortlist of two it could prove hugely beneficial to me and Immediate Productions as our creative reputation will begin to build,” said Tony.


Tony’s film idea ‘Satellite Stanley’ tells the story of a man who receives visions from machines after being electrocuted as a boy. 


It traces his psychological battle with the unique condition as he befriends a young child who appears to be at the centre of the machines’ haunting warnings.


The final two contestants will be announced on Wednesday 14th January 2004.


“We were overwhelmed by the response to the UK Film Council new ideas scheme,” said a spokesperson for EM Media.


“The general standard and quality was higher than any other event we have run so far.”

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