Earlier this year, following a warm reception from my family, classmates and teachers during a special end-of-year screening of all the HND Media Moving Image class’ final major productions at Truro’s Plaza Cinema, I decided to submit Skype’s the Limit to film festivals.
After ultimately failing to get the film into this year’s Cornish Film Festival (which is currently ongoing throughout the county), I was surprised to learn from one of my teachers last week a piece of news I wasn’t expecting.
On Wednesday 19th November, Skype’s the Limit will be screened alongside other student films for the 2014 RTS (Royal Television Society) Student Television Awards, of which I’ve been nominated in the Undergraduate Factual category, as part of Plymouth University’s Breaking into Media event: an award I almost completely forgot I asked my teacher to submit me for!
After my disappointment of getting the film nominated for the student entries of the Cornish Film Festival, this was nothing short of excellent news. Not just for me, but for my online friends who helped lend their voice and views to the documentary’s content. Without their wonderful contributions, I honestly doubt the film would have turned out as well as it did. To Lilly, Ben and Alice, I thank you from the bottom of my heart and, whether or not the film wins this Wednesday, I am immensely proud of you.
I will be attending the Wednesday screening at Plymouth University personally along with my teachers and fellow classmate Bevan Hewson, who also got nominated in the Undergraduate Comedy and Entertainment category for his excellent music video, The Mighty Bucca Du.
Hope to see you there!