25th November 2004
STUDENT FILM MAKES TV APPEARANCE
A documentary film which won the Royal Television Society’s Regional Student Award has been spotted by a BBC television producer who aims to broadcast it early next year.
The film was made by five Media Production graduates during their third year of study, who spent three days travelling in the back of a van to collect documentary footage on the Sinclair C5 electric car.
The film entitled ‘Electric Dreams’ received an award at the Central Region RTS annual awards dinner held at the Birmingham International Convention Centre in October.
The documentary included interviews with a host of stars including car designer Clive Sinclair and one-time Tomorrow’s World presenter Judith Hann, who first introduced the C5 to the television audience.
The awards ceremony was presented by Newsround presenter John Craven in front of an audience of media professionals including directors, writers and broadcasters from a host of regional television channels and production companies.
The group’s 18 minute-long documentary was spotted by BBC producer Stuart Woodman who attended the event, and it will be broadcast on BBC2’s ‘Inside Out’ programme early next year.
“We are delighted with the standards and production values of the work produced, and are pleased to see how the documentary has been recognised by other media professionals in the industry,” said Christine Bellamy, senior lecturer in Media Production at the university.
“Winning the RTS award gained the team some well deserved attention, and their hard work, creativity and huge professionalism proves that their work was of an exceptional industry standard.”
‘Electric Dreams’ was written and directed by Nicholas Cohen (22) and is currently awaiting the national RTS finals in London on Tuesday 15th March 2005, where it will compete against regional finalists around the country.
Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer
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