Swansea College of Art hosts BAFTA Cymru screening and Q&A with director and graduate Jamie Jones


UWTSD Swansea College of Art BA Film & TV hosted a BAFTA CYMRU screening of Obey and a Q&A with its director and graduate Jamie Jones as part of their final year film showcase. 

Jamie Jones the film director stands in the centre of a group of attendees of the Obey screening;  one student holds a model BAFTA gold mask.

Obey is about Leon, a nineteen-year-old boy with an alcoholic mother who has grown up in and out of care. Finally free from adult supervision, Leon begins to rail against the injustice of his reality as his dreams become more and more unattainable and distant. The clashing of two very different worlds results in a tragic love story in the heady days leading up to dramatic social unrest

The debut feature film was directed by Swansea-born Jamie Jones, a Swansea College of Art BA Film & TV graduate and was produced by BAFTA Cymru winner John Giwa-Amu. Obey was the winner of best cinematography at Tribeca Film Festival 2018 and official selection Edinburgh Film Festival 2018.

UWTSD’s Timi O'Neill, Programme Director of MArts/BA Film & TV said: "Having a debut film from a Welsh director and a graduate of the course was an excellent way to start the final year film showcase. Events such as this are what makes studying film at a film school special.”

Jamie Jones sits in front of an over-sized replica BAFTA gold trophy.

Our Film & TV degree course at UWTSD Swansea College of Art is designed around the idea of story – as any professional will tell, story is the most essential part of any film or programme.

As a student on the course, you will discover how to build an effective moving image production around a core story idea, with script, directing, cinematography and sound combining to create strong narratives.

You will learn how to create drama, documentary, music and fashion films and online content, covering every aspect of production from initial concept to final delivery.
Our tutors are passionate about the arts and offer innovative and creative lessons. These lessons take place not just in university but also cafes, abandoned buildings, theatres, beaches, and many other locations. 
Finally, you will be trained in job specify roles in our weekly technical sessions (such as 1st AC, Production co-ordinator, DoP, sound etc.)

Our alumni have found production roles across the film & TV industry, with recent graduates working on projects such as Mission Impossible, The Grand Tour, His Dark Materials, Paddington 2, Guardians of the Galaxy and many, many more. Other graduates have landed jobs with established industry heavyweights, including BBC, Sky, Amazon and Milk VFX. Many past students have also found success as freelancers or creating their own production companies.

Find out more here: https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/ba-film-tv/

Jamie Jones sits across from a female interviewer; a large plastic BAFTA trophy rests on a table between them.

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