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Film student wins Best Concept at the Nahemi Kodak Student Commercial Awards

BA Film Production student Bryan Lim and his team won the Best Concept award at the Nahemi Kodak Student Commercial Awards for their NSPCC anti-trolling commercial 'Invisible'.

Bryan Lim said: “I am extremely proud to have been given this award. It’s a nice way, to sum up my three years of university here.”

The NSPCC brief asked students to produce a commercial that would encourage young people to treat each other with kindness online.

The commercial that Bryan and his team made focused on: “making people more aware of cyber-bullying. I wanted the audience to know that not all bullying is visible because the signs are harder to spot,” said Bryan.

The story centres around a teenage boy who is being bullied online. The cyber-bullying is made manifest through physical injuries –bruises and cuts– upon his body but, these injuries are not visible to other people that the boy meets. It is a comment on the invisible form of bullying that now exists online, but which is often the most distressing to young people.

The commercial had a strict thirty-second limit: “I knew immediately that it was going to be different from anything that we have done in the past, and compared to the usual five to seven-minute films we produced on our course. However, the technical skills that we’ve learnt, such as editing and working with 16mm film gave us the transferable skills to confidently shoot our commercial, “ added Bryan.

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