UCLan guaranteed at least one winner at Royal Television Society Student Awards after sweeping category

Posted on - 26th January, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, UCLan, What's On in Preston
Jordan King-McCoy, nominated for the Animation category.

Jordan King-McCoy, nominated in the animation category.

The University of Central Lancashire is guaranteed one winner at the North West Royal Television Society Student Awards after claiming all three shortlist spots in the animation category.


Jordan King-McCoy, David Lambie and Frances Humphries will all be competing for the award.

Winners of the categories will be announced in February with recipients then representing the North West at the national awards.

David Lambie, whose silent film sees Frankenstein create a daughter before sending her on blind dates, said: “It feels great to be nominated and if I am lucky enough to go on to represent the North West in the national final it would mean a great deal to me and my family.”

Fellow nominee Frances Humphries made a two minute film showing the northern countryside while two fishermen chat in the background. She said: “I am truly thrilled to be nominated for the RTS and to not be very modest, I am very proud of myself.

“It would be one of my greatest achievements to win the regional and go onto the national final, I also think it would be an incredible start to my career in animation.”

Sarah Kennedy, animation course leader at UCLan, said: “I am very proud of all three students for this achievement as well as the dedicated team in the animation department.

“It’s a great accomplishment that UCLan animation students continue to win this award year after year.”

You can watch all three animated films below.

Recent film production graduates Matthew Hall and Andrew St Maur also represent UCLan for their film Bored Games which looks at the breakdown of a 40 year marriage.

Andrew said: “Matthew and I said from the beginning that just to be shortlisted for the award would be amazing so we’re overjoyed.

“It’s a massive boost to our confidence and I’m sure will help to open doors in industry.

“We also want to say a big thank you to our film crew, all of whom are also UCLan graduates, for their work on the film.”

You can watch their film below.

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