A recent Wiltshire College & University Centre alumnus has won a prestigious award for his work as a young film-maker.
Matthew Dudman studied the BA (Hons) Film Production & Cinematography programme at WCUC’s Salisbury campus, graduating last summer.
Last month, Matthew triumphed in the ‘Entertainment and Comedy Drama Craft Award’ category at the Royal Television Society West of England Student Awards and was recognised for his work as the director of the film ‘Last Item on the Agenda’.
The ceremony was held at the Watershed Cinema in Bristol and brought together filmmakers from a variety of different educational establishments and backgrounds to celebrate achievements in the field.
All nominated productions were shown throughout the evening with ‘Last Item on the Agenda’ also nominated for best film in the ‘Entertainment and Comedy Drama’ category. Matthew worked on the project alongside fellow course alumni Ben Wilson-Bavin, Ryan Phillips, Aimee Harper and Kieran Joslin.
Matthew said: “I’m incredibly grateful to the RTS for recognising the work that my crew and I put in throughout the shoot. It was a tough shoot at times and I’m incredibly grateful that I had a wonderful crew that I could rely on. Without them and their supportive feedback throughout the process, the film simply wouldn’t be what it is.”
Since leaving WCUC, Matthew has moved to London and has started a role at post-production company Eikon as a quality control operator, working mostly on streaming TV analysing content and flagging potential issues.
The BA (Hons) Film Production & Cinematography programme is a three-year degree course run in conjunction with Bournemouth University. Find out more here.