Fulbrighter’s film wins Royal Television Society Student Television Award
Other Nature, produced and co-written by Fulbrighter Olympia Christofinis (Malaysia, 2016/17), has been awarded a Royal Television Society Student Television award.
Other Nature is a studio sitcom pilot about the Kelly family. Laura – a divorced, lesbian marriage counsellor obsessed with calm and tranquillity – has to take in both Siobhan, her wild mother who blew her money away in Las Vegas, and Carrie, her struggling university-graduate daughter progressing through a series of dead-end jobs.
The RTS Student Television Awards recognise the best audiovisual work created by students at undergraduate and postgraduate institutions in the UK. Other Nature won in the Postgraduate Entertainment category, with the judging panel saying:
A rounded story - that had us hooked from the start. It was well cast, well-acted, very well done
Other Nature was co-written and produced by Olympia Christofinis, a content creator, visual producer, and storyteller. Olympia undertook a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Malaysia in 2016/17, and has recently graduated from the National Film and Television School with a Masters in Directing and Producing TV. Responding to the award, Olympia said:
I’m honoured that the Royal Television Society has recognised our hard work on this project with an award. So much love and passion went into its making, and winning the RTS is a testament to my team’s dedication. I’m eternally grateful to my family, friends and the National Film & Television School for believing in us and the story.