Media lecturer shortlisted for short film award

University of Lincoln Media Production lecturer Marcella Forster has been put forward to win a Royal Television Society Award.

The 9-minute long film The Lamb and Flag, written and directed by Media Production lecturer Marcella Forster, has been shortlisted for the Best New Talent prize in the RTS Midlands Awards on October 29th in Birmingham. The event will be hosted by Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy.

The film is set in a rough British pub on the night of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977, where a pub landlord is having problems controlling his drunk and rowdy customers. As he tries to prevent them from breaking into his home and kidnapping his son, he relives the nightmare of the Korean War, where he abandoned his men to communist troops. Ultimately, the landlord must decide whether to protect his boy or allow him to be seized.

Ms Foster is delighted with the news: “It’s wonderful that there is such a strong pool of talent at the Lincoln School of Media, and to have this recognised in an award nomination. The shoot was challenging on many levels, and being shortlisted is a testament to the professionalism and skill of all those involved in making the film, including the actors, who are all based in Lincoln.“

The film was shot at Lincoln Liberal Club, with both staff and students from the University of Lincoln volunteering their services. This included six lecturers from Media Production and Performing Arts courses offering help with production, cinematography, still photography, choreography, and editing, and five Media Production students, who acted as runners.

Ms Foster has written short films before, including Daddy’s Girl, which won an award earlier this year.

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