Student BAFTA Awards 2019 - Escape Studios student work makes the shortlist!

Congratulations to the makers of the animated short film "Jericho" as it has been selected for a 2019 Student BAFTA award. The short film is about a lonely robot that searches for pieces to build a mechanical friend.   The BAFTA Student Film Awards are an annual event celebrating the works of the next generation of talented and innovative filmmakers from around the globe. Three finalists will be chosen from the shortlist in each category, following 3 further rounds of voting by BAFTA members.

Once chosen, all of the finalists are flown into Los Angeles for the ceremony, to meet BAFTA members, the industry, the public, and the film school community of Los Angeles to attend for an evening of live screenings of the finalists' films, a live vote from BAFTA members, and an awards ceremony. Four awards are presented:

  • Live Action
  • Animation - presented by LAIKA
  • Documentary
  • Special Jury Prize

The student project has also been selected for three other festivals: Animex, the Nexus film awards,, and Burton-on-Trent's Beer Town Film Festival.

  • Director - Sarah Andrews
  • Story - Sarah Andrews and Aaron Hopwood
  • Producer - Matthew Wight
  • Animation Lead - Aaron Hopwood
  • Original music - Alexandra Harwood
  • Compositing - Matt Wight
  • Editorial - Daniel Dutton
  • Sound design - Aaron Hopwood
  • 3D Leads - Callum Walters & Piraveen Satkunam
  • 2D Lead - Allan Dias Marques
  • 3D Artists - Corey Birch, Ellen Menenes, Harrison Workman
  • 2D Artists - Matthew Wight, Caitlin Twist
  • Animators - Sarah Andrews, Velvet Brandon, Daniel Dutton
  • Jericho model - Piraveen Satkunam
  • Robot Model - Harrison Workman
  • Rigging - Aaron Hopwood

Congratulations to the Jericho team on their excellent work and the very best of luck for the awards!

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