Living Differently has been shortlisted in the Factual category for the Royal Television Society Southern Students Awards for 2014.
The short documentary is the work of third year BSc (Hons) Television and Broadcasting students Rosie Mason, Yasmin Kemp and Tosin Talabi, and it focuses on two people’s unique stories as told in their own words.
The documentary was produced for the level six taught unit – Documentary Filmmaking. The purpose and remit of all documentaries produced via this unit is to focus a film topic towards an audience that will both astound and challenge.
Charlie Watts, senior lecturer in Creative Technologies, who runs the course said, “The film selected is a great example of students tackling a brief correctly. Living Differently takes an unflinching look at difference and so-called disability. The filmmakers all embarked on a very brave and refreshing approach to capturing this topic in a mature and challenging way. In short, they meet the topic head-on and there is no looking away, or avoidance of uncomfortable questions.”
The filmmakers dared to go where others might fear to tread, this is possibly just one of the reasons why the film has been selected for the final prize giving awards at Winchester Guildhall on 06 March 2015.
We wish them the best of luck.