Royal Television Society recognises student documentary

BCU Media Production students at the RTS Midlands awards

Four final-year Media Production students recently won a Royal Television Society (RTS) Midlands Student Award in the factual category for their gambling documentary.

BA (Hons) Media Production

Birmingham City University

Aaron Badhan, Dario Liguori, Abdul Jalfar and Mohammed Ahmed’s award-winning documentary is titled A Gambler’s Gambit. The stylishly produced film explores the little-known phenomenon of private, invitation only gambling evenings.

The documentary was also nominated in the Craft – Editing category.

Judges said it was a very close shout between the gambling documentary created for the group’s second-year TV Narratives module and Position Number 1, a film made by final-year Media Production student Scott Powell for his final major project, supervised by Media Production Lecturer Emily Rushmer.

BCU Chancellor Sir Lenny Henry commented on the strengths of A Gambler’s Gambit in his final address to the audience, which was played on screen at the awards ceremony.

Course Director of BA Media Production Dharmesh Rajput said: "I’m very proud of our Media Production students for their efforts and award win."

View the full list of award winners.

Pictured (left to right): Media Production Lecturer Emily Rushmer, Media Production students Abdul Jalfar and Scott Powell, Associate Professor Dr Vanessa Jackson, Media Production student Aaron Badhan, Course Director Dharmesh Rajput and Media Production student Dario Liguori.

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