A talented filmmaker from our Farnham campus has been named the winner of two awards at the Royal Television Society (RTS) Student Television Awards.
Third-year BA (Hons) Film Production student Tudor Massaci, who is from Bucharest, Romania, was awarded the Undergraduate Short Feature and the Undergraduate Craft Skills – Editing gongs for his film Nymphs, which features his own grandmother among the cast members and explores the concept of life as we live it.
Having already won the regional RTS Southern Centre Short Feature award, Tudor’s film has impressed widely. Talking about his work when he won the regional award in March, he said: “It was very challenging dealing with a 12-location and 18-character film project and still managing to build a narrative from a very personal story without being too transparent, I hope. But to be honest, I am most proud of my grandmother, who agreed to spend half a day filming on location, although she practically never leaves her house these days as she suffers from Alzheimer’s. She had a great time, was focused and nuanced - like a real actress, at 85!
“I feel very happy for the recognition and the motivation the RTS Award gives me and many people who worked together with me on Nymphs. It truly feels great!”
In addition, recent UCA graduate Antonis Kitsikis was shortlisted in the Factual category for his film Harvest in New Life, for which he also won the RTS Southern Centre Factual award in March.
The national awards were presented at the BFI Southbank on Friday 16 June at a ceremony hosted by comedian, writer, presenter and actress Katherine Ryan. Chaired by the Director of Sky Arts, Philip Edgar-Jones, the awards recognise the best audiovisual work created by students across the UK and Ireland at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Top image credit: Richard Kendal/RTS