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21st July 2011, 2:11pm
Lincoln graduate brings Olympics story to the world
Media Production graduate Tom Mallion Lincoln graduate Tom Mallion will help publicise the London 2012 Olympics to the world after becoming one of the lucky few to be chosen as a BT Storyteller.

The 22-year-old will have privileged access to report on the Games, capturing their spirit and excitement through his films, his blog and Twitter.

Tom, who graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2009 with a first class honours degree in Media Production, fought off competition from thousands of hopefuls to be selected to give his perspective on London 2012.

He said: "I am passionate about the Olympics and the impact itís going to have on our capital city. To be part of this incredible event is going to be a privilege. I canít wait to get started and I understand that BT are pooling together people from all across the country including celebrities and athletes to help publicise the games and what they mean to our country.Ē

Tomís career kick-started while studying for his degree. He made a number of successful documentaries and short films, winning, with a group of fellow students on his course, two prestigious Royal Television Society Awards. He now works in TV advertising.

The young film-maker has caught the attention of well-established media and production companies including the BBC and Princess Productions (who used some of his footage of flashmobs in the Sky 1 Got To Dance show). Talkback Thames also used it as research material, as did an American reality TV show.

Tomís former lecturer, Chris Hainstock said: ďWe are extremely proud of the fact that one our graduates is one of the lucky 100 people who will help bring the spirit of these momentous Games to the world. Given Tomís talents, weíre expecting some really interesting and colourful coverage of the Olympics. We wish him the all the best.ď

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