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Graduate Film Shortlisted For TV Awards

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A film made by graduates of the University of Wolverhampton's Video and Film Production course has been shortlisted at this year's RTS Student Television Awards.

Steve George and Ryan Sibanda directed and produced 'Si' which was named Best Short Feature in last year's RTS Midlands Centre Awards. For these awards, the film has been nominated in the Undergraduate Short Feature Category, and in the Craft Skills Editing (Steve George) and Camerawork (Joshua Baggott) categories.

Steve George said: "Si is a comedy about a lonely wet floor sign in a busy office building who narrates his everyday routine. When Mary, a worker who Si adores, is attacked by a colleague, Si has to save the day. Not easy when you're a free standing sign and made of plastic. We are honoured, and humbled, to be nominated for the national awards after our success in the regionals last year. We continue to be pleasantly surprised at how our film, loosely based on Maslow's hierarchy of needs and partly set in a gents' toilet, is being so well received. We would also like to once again thank staff at the University of Wolverhampton for their support."

Phil Nichols, Course Leader in Video and Film Production at the University of Wolverhampton, added: "I'm really delighted that Steve and Ryan have progressed to the national RTS Awards – and for such a deceptively simple film as 'Si'. Every year we like to put the best student films forward for the Royal Television Society Awards, and it's great that 'Si' has now gone national. What makes 'Si' work is the clever voice-over. Steve George is a good writer of comedy, and this short film shows him at his best."

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Friday, 16 June at the BFI Southbank in London.

A clip of 'Si' is available to view below via YouTube.

Image: (L – R) Joshua LA Baggott, Ryan Sibanda, Steve George and L.J 'Stark' Greenwood.

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