Four Nominations for NFTS Grads in the 2019 RTS Student Television Awards

Once again, NFTS has more nominations than any other institution in this year’s Royal Television Society (RTS) Student Television Awards. NFTS grads are nominated in the following categories: ‘Postgraduate Drama’ for Dead Birds directed by Johnny Kenton and produced by Sabina Smitham; ‘Postgraduate Factual’ for Fake News Fairytale directed by Kate Stonehill; ‘Postgraduate Short Form ‘for Hold Still directed by Alexandra Brodski and produced by Nikita Leibovici and ‘Postgraduate Comedy & Entertainment’ for Control Directed by Webster Mugavazi and Produced by Robin Pagnanelli.

Dead Birds: A teenage badminton failure at a Catholic girls school goes to extreme lengths to win the inter-school cup. Dead Birds is a wild supernatural black comedy about competitive mother-daughter relationships, competitive badminton and how far you’d go to get what your heart most desires.

The Team: Johnny Kenton, Director; Sabina Smitham, Producer; Amelia Spencer, Screenwriter; Jonathan Flint, Cinematographer; Lilla Vindics, Megan Davison, Assistant Directors; Ian J. Crossland, Production Designer; Emma Clarke, Production Manager; Conor Meechan, Editor; Annette Slattery, Production Sound Mixer; Jamie Nicholls, 1st Assistant Sound; Sean Mcgarrity, Sound Designer & Dubbing Mixer; Stefano Fasce, Composer; Baitong Monseu, Lead Compositor; Eryk Hildebrand, Colourist & Online Editor

Fake News Fairytale is a playful fairytale for the post-truth age and tells the true story of Sashko, a fake news writer in Veles, Macedonia, and his foray into truth, lies and politics in a globalised, internet world...

The Team: Kate Stonehill, Director/Co-Producer/Co-Camera; Jimmy Campbell-Smith, Co-Producer; Ronnie Mcquillan, Co-Camera; Alex Mcardle, Production Manager; Conor Meechan, Editor; Alex Collin, Sound Recordist; Óðinn Ingibergsson, Sound Editor & Dubbing Mixer; Pablo Scopinaro, Composer; Hugh Howlett, Colourist & Online Editor

Hold Still is a short commercial directed by NFTS Directing Fiction MA graduate, Alexandra Brodski and produced by NFTS Producing MA graduate, Nikita Leibovici for Ataxia Awareness.

Control is an Urban-Adventure game show where a team of three contestants compete against Control in a race against time.

The Team: Webster Mugavazi, Director; Robin Pagnanelli, Producer; Briony Dowson, Laura Jeacocke, Sean Mcdonald, Cameras; Dominika Lapinska, Assistant Director/Floor Manager; Fiona Guest, Production Designer; Pearl Mason-Scott, Production Manager; Alex Mcardle, Production Co-Ordinator; Joshua Deji Bamford, Alex Collin, Sound Recordists; Luke Elliott, Sound Designer; Felipe Bolaño, Dubbing Mixer; Stefano Fasce, Pablo Scopinaro, Composers; Xanthe Bodington, Ibukunoluwa Taiwo Graphics & Title Design; Eryk Hildebrand, Colourist & Online Editor

The ceremony takes place on Friday 28th June at the BFI Southbank.