UWS STUDENT WORK WINS BAFTA

WINNER: The State of Greenock
Gavin Grant, David Newman, Pamela Barnes
University of the West of Scotland
UWS MA Creative Media Practice student work has won a BAFTA New Talent Award.

The film, ‘The State of Greenock’, was developed by Gavin Grant, David Newman and Pamela Barnes as part of their MA Creative Media Practice course work last year. Both Gavin and Pamela graduated from the programme in November, whilst David continues on the programme on a part-time basis.

The BAFTA New Talent Awards, took place on Thursday 21 March at Glasgow’s Òran Mór, to recognise and reward outstanding new practitioners in Scotland’s moving image industries.

MA Creative Media Practice student Gavin Grant said: “We’re all very proud that The State of Greenock has won the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award. The news has come at an exciting time as we have just started filming a follow-up web series, which will pick up where the film left off.”

Anne Gifford, Head of the School of Creative and Cultural Industries, said: “This is fantastic news. The MA Creative Media Practice degree was newly launched in 2010 and already our students are making an impact on Scotland’s film and TV production.”