Triple Success for UWTSD at Welsh Royal Television Society Awards 2018


Congratulations to students at UWTSD's Swansea College of Art for their success at the Welsh Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards.


UWTSD Swansea College of Arts BA Film & TV won three awards. MArts Kerry Norton won best film for The Forsaken; Federico Brown-Manzone won best cinematography for Indra's Net and Alex Williams' Cari won best sound. Two of the three films in the Best Comedy category were also Swansea College of Art students, Dan Williams for Four Hostiles and a body, and Boss Fight by Ben Pesarillo and Joseph James

The Forsaken is a short horror film which follows a young woman who is tormented by a creature in her home each night. The attacks have reached such a point that she must now stand up to the creature for fear of losing her mind, or worse. The film uses the horror genre to explore domestic abuse and the psychology of victims in such a situation. Through the use of practical FX for the monster, a gothic location and a strong lead actress I finally managed to create a monster movie of this kind, something I have long aspired to achieve.

Best Drama winner Kery Norton said: "Winning best drama means a great deal to me. Awards of this kind for students and emerging filmmakers are important, they tell us that someone has appreciated the work we are doing and they see potential there. To receive this recognition after working so passionately and so incredibly hard on this project only adds to my drive going forward in pursuing my goal of working professionally as a director."

Timi O'Neill, Programme Director of the MArts and BA Film & TV courses said: "The team are delighted to see our students compete and yet again win awards at this prestigious event. The aim of our course is to get students to a level where they are competing against the best both here in wales and internationally. These students and their films demonstrate that the future of the creative industries within wales is looking exciting."

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