CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Devon Life today CLICK HERE

South Molton Student Takes Top Award at National Film Awards

PUBLISHED: 10:38 15 November 2012 | UPDATED: 22:21 20 February 2013

South Molton Student Takes Top Award at National Film Awards

South Molton Student Takes Top Award at National Film Awards

At a star studded evening at Cardiff's Millennium Centre, South Molton girl Stephanie Doel, became the only person from her University to secure a prestigious It's My Shout award, for young up and coming talent in the film industry in Wales.

At a star studded evening at Cardiffs Millennium Centre, South Molton girl Stephanie Doel, became the only person from her University to secure a prestigious Its My Shout award, for young up and coming talent in the film industry in Wales.

Stephanie, who is now in her second year at Cardiff University studying Costume Design, received the award for her work on the wardrobe of Fetch, one of six short films made on location in Wales during this summer. Stephanie was previously a pupil at West Buckland School and later attended Petrocs Barnstaple campus, where she first studied costume design. Nearly one thousand young people were involved in the 2012 Its My Shout initiative, so to secure an award was no mean feat for Stephanie.

A host of famous names stepped out on the red carpet at the Awards, including Charles Dale, Suzanne Packer, Richard Elis, and Celebrity Big Brother winner Alex Reid, who also starred in one of the six films. Roger Burnell was himself awarded a BAFTA Cymru award on the same night for his contribution to developing creative talent.

Stephanie said of the evening: It was amazing to be nominated for this award and to win it was even better! Collecting the award in front of 2,000 people in such a fabulous venue was a bit daunting but a great experience. I really enjoyed working on the costumes for the films and we learnt so much in such a short space of time. I am very grateful to the Its My Shout scheme for giving me this opportunity.

Its My Shout, is a training scheme for young film-making talent. It was founded by former Porthcawl Comprehensive School drama teacher Roger Burnell whose ex-pupils include Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon. In an interview with The Times, Brydon said of Roger: I wasnt bothered when other teachers shouted at me, because I knew my future career would not depend on me having O-level geography, but with him it was crushing, as his respect meant the world to me.

Its My Shout is supported by BBC Wales, and all six films from 2012 will be broadcast during November and December, alongside a 30 minute behind-the-scenes documentary. Fetch can be seen on Thursday 13th Dec at 11.20pm, on BBC 2 Wales on BBC iPlayer. Previous award-winning films have been shown across the world on; ITV Wales, S4C, Channel 4, The Euro Channel, on BBC Big Screens (across all the major UK Cities), at Glastonbury Festival (as part of a specialist short film screening), and at Film Festivals around the globe.


More from People

Friday, December 7, 2018

Devon Life received this heartfelt letter from Mr Michael Thompson, of Torbay, which is felt particularly poignant to share with our website audience at this time of year

Read more
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Bursting with festive inspiration, KATE WILLIAMS seeks out the best presents for a perfect Devon Christmas

Read more
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Devon has had more than its fair share of high achievers over the years but how well do you know our county’s singers, authors, sportspeople, explorers and TV personalities? This is an edited version of a quiz compiled by MARGARET BRECKNELL in the December 2018 issue of Devon Life

Read more
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

PHILIP DALLING recalls two Exmoor legends who shared a deep love of the moor and its natural resources, and gained national fame through the media

Read more
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

In the month when we mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, STEVE ROBERTS highlights the terrible cost in human lives it inflicted on the county of Devon

Read more
Friday, November 16, 2018

Actor Tom Burke talks to JUDI SPIERS about his production of Don Carlos staged by his own theatre company Ara, in association with Exeter’s Northcott Theatre

Read more
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

In the latest in her series throughout 2018 profiling inspirational women, KATE HASKELL talks to England Women’s Cricket Captain, Heather Knight

Read more
Friday, October 26, 2018

There is more to Georgia Toffolo than an award-winning TV show, as HOLLY EELLS discovers

Read more
Friday, October 26, 2018

Striving to be the best in the world, homegrown Devon professional squash player Lyell Fuller is seeking sponsorship to help reach his goal. KATE WILLAMS finds out more

Read more
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Tavistock Rugby Club in Devon is celebrating after being awarded a grant of £2,500 to fund private showers for referees at their Sandy Park ground, as part of rural energy provider Calor’s annual funding scheme

Read more
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Devon’s Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, also known as The Black Farmer, tells KATE WILLIAMS about his new book, Jeopardy, encouraging the embracing of risk to enrich life

Read more
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

As five members of Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton celebrate 125 years of collective volunteering, we look back on their time with the organisation

Read more
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

CAROLYN SEAGER reveals how long after her mother’s death she discovered her amazing career in the service of her country

Read more
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

An author known for her novels depicting life on the Channel Islands is nonetheless happiest writing from home here in Devon

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search