‘The Tale of Wilson ‘Snowflake’ Bentley’, directed and co-written by recent NFTS graduate, Roland Kennedy and Co-Written by fellow NFTS alumna, Tiana Linden, was awarded a prestigious Gold Arrow at this year’s British Arrows Craft Awards, which took place last night and champions the innovation, bravery and artistry of moving image advertising.
This is the third successive year that NFTS students have dominated and won the top award in the Student Commercial Category. Ian Robertson won in 2017 for his commercial, Cupid and Tom Day, Ian Packard and Daniel Atherton triumphed in 2016 for their NFTS Bridge to Industry short film, Teach a Man to Fish, which was made for fashion brand, Jigsaw.
‘The Tale of Wilson ‘Snowflake’ Bentley’tells the story of the man who discovered that no two snowflakes are the same. Roland and Tiana came up with the idea, which was picked by a panel of judges including Oscar winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire, Battle of the Sexes), in response to a challenge from Autograph Collection Hotels to come up with a story to express the idea ‘Exactly Like Nothing Else.’
Autograph Collection Hotels funded the winning graduates to make their idea into a film, which was shot on the main stage at the NFTS just before Christmas. You can take a peek at the making of the film here
Crew includes: Director Roland Kennedy, Writers Tiana Linden & Roland Kennedy, DoP Brian Fawcett, Production Designer Isobel Dunhill, Art Department Model Maker Declan O’Brien, Editor Joseph Comar, Co-Producer Khaled Gad, Composer Jess Jones – please see film for full credits
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