Three pieces of creative work from Edge Hill Media students have been shortlisted in the Royal Television Society (RTS) North West Student Awards.
Peter Miller’s film Peregrine The Pathetic is shortlisted in the Animation category, Nueva Vida by Yotam Berant, Aidan Alexander, George Rough, Harry Holiday and Isabella Castaneda in the TV Factual category and Pegs by Laura Stokes, Anna Dye, Alisha Gibbons, Hannah Rzepkowski, Charlee Mackey and Ellie Carroll in the TV Short Feature category.
The winners will be announced at the Regional RTS Awards ceremony on 12th March at Salford’s Lowry Theatre. Edge Hill students will attend the ceremony and also a conference earlier in the day where they will experience talks from industry professionals and extensive opportunities for networking.
Animation student Peter Miller, who is shortlisted in the Animation category for his film Peregrine the Pathetic, said: “It feels surreal to know that my film is being recognized by a society as renowned as the RTS, all the hard work really has paid off.
“The film took me a whole year to complete, which included writing the screenplay over the summer. The idea for my film was heavily inspired by the Monty Python film ‘Life of Brian’ in which the main character is mistaken as the true messiah. That and the film’s humour was something that I really wanted to bring to my animation because I have a huge admiration for British comedy.
“My career goal is to work in film or television, and maybe even set up my own production company.
“Studying at Edge Hill University gave me the chance to enhance my creativity with the help of great facilities and tutors, I don’t think I would have made this film possible if it wasn’t for everything that they have taught me. I feel more confident in myself and prepared for the outside world as a film maker. I am proud and honoured to have spent three years of study at what I always liked to call my second home.
“My film was also awarded the university’s Paul Cannon Memorial Award and was recently showcased at the Global Chinese Universities Student Film and TV Festival.
Andrew Sugden, Senior Lecturer in Animation and Course Leader in Television Production said: “This is great news and a well-deserved accolade to the creative standards of the work our students are achieving across our media subjects. We wish them every success.”