14th October 2003
Two young film-makers from Hull have scooped the BFI (British Film Institute) Award at the Co-operative Young Film-Makers Festival in Bradford.
Hull School of Art & Design graduates Justin Tagg and Colin Waddington won first prize for their six-minute comic film ‘The Paper Boy’.
They were both at the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in Bradford on Friday (10th October) to receive their award.
The pair were also among five University of Lincoln graduates whose films were selected for the 17th Leeds International Film Festival last week.
Justin and Colin (both 21), who live on Marlborough Avenue, graduated this summer with degrees in Television & Film Design from the University of Lincoln in Hull.
“To be honest we’d forgotten that we’d entered the film in the Bradford festival because we thought it was a few seconds too long to meet the criteria,” said Justin. “So we were absolutely delighted when we heard we’d won.
“It’s nice to be appreciated – you don’t think about awards when you’re making a film but it helps your career when you can call yourself an award-winning film-maker!”
Justin and Colin met on their university course but ‘The Paper Boy’ was the first film they have made together.
Starring Hull youngster Philip Parkman, a member of Bilton Amateur Dramatic Society, the film was shot on location in the Garden Village area of Hull.
“It’s about a young newspaper delivery boy who struggles to come to terms with his new job,” Justin explains.
“It’s about a loss of innocence really – everything that could go wrong to the poor lad does go wrong.”
Justin and Colin are now working on new films and hope to see ‘The Paper Boy’ screened at other festivals in the UK and overseas.
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