L-R Animation lecturer Alex Jukes and Peter Miller. Credit: Claire Harrison photography.

Edge Hill Animation alumnus Peter Miller has won the Royal Television Society (RTS) North West Student Award for Animation.

Peter’s film Peregrine the Pathetic was one of three pieces of Edge Hill student work shortlisted at this year’s awards ceremony, which took place at on 12th March at Salford’s Lowry Theatre.

The film will now be entered into the national RTS Student Awards, with winners announced later this year.

On accepting his award, Peter, who graduated in 2017, said: “I must give my thanks to the tutors and students at Edge Hill for making me feel so welcome, and also my co-writer Thomas Richard. I want to give my love and support to all the animation students at Edge Hill – go team EHU!”

He added: “‘Peregrine the Pathetic’ was a way of me wanting to tell a good story and something for me to be proud of. It feels great to be following in the footsteps of many talented animators and storytellers, past and present.

I’m so happy to have won it, and I am even more happy to have given something back to the media tutors of Edge Hill for allowing and trusting me to do my passion project.”

Peter’s tutor and Senior Lecturer in Multimedia Alex Jukes said:

“We are absolutely delighted that Peter has been awarded the Regional RTS Award for best animation. This is a real testament to the hard work that he has put into creating the film and to his unique creative outlook. We had every confidence that he would win.”

Edge Hill student work Nueva Vida by Yotam Berant, Aidan Alexander, George Rough, Harry Holiday and Isabella Castaneda was shortlisted 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.

Find out more about studying animation at Edge Hill here.