Date of release: Friday, February 10, 2017
Film students from the University of Greenwich have received two top awards from the Royal Television Society.
Rob Woods, Nathan Wilson and Taylor-Anne Wheeldon won Best Drama and the Craft Excellence Writing award at the prestigious Royal Television Society (RTS) Student Television Awards, for their final year graduate film Remembrance Day.
BBC producer Andrea Gauld, Chair of the RTS London Student Awards 2017, said: "The range and quality of many of the entries were equal, if not better, than a lot of what gets broadcast on our televisions every night." The awards panel praised Remembrance Day for its authentic storytelling.
"The RTS awards are the gold standard of student filmmaking so to win two awards is a huge achievement and we are incredibly proud of our talented students," said Lucy Brown, Head of Film and TV Production in the university's department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts (CPDA). "We are very ambitious for our students and winning coveted awards like this can really help to launch careers in the industry."
The award ceremony was held at ITV Studios in central London this week and was hosted by television presenter, Ria Hebden.
CPDA, part of the university's Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities, runs two film and TV production programmes: A BSc in Digital Film Production and a BA in Film and Television Production. The department boasts state of the art studios, industry standard equipment and skilled tutors.
Pictured: Remembrance Day's Nathan Wilson (left), producer, and Rob Woods, director and writer.