An animation and video production company, founded by a BU graduate, is celebrating two wins at the Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards.
LoveLove Films, founded by Georgina Hurcombe (BA Hons Television Production), won the On-Line Production category at the awards for their animated documentary, Chin Up. The documentary’s animator – and fellow BU graduate Joe Simpson (BA Hons Media Production) – was also named the winner of the Graphics category.
The RTS Awards recognise excellence across the full range of television programme making and broadcasting skills. The On-Line Production category promotes the quality of content being produced specifically for viewing online.
Georgina said: “I’m absolutely delighted and super proud of the team to have won not one, but two prestigious awards. It’s an absolute honour to be in the same categories as huge powerhouses such as the BBC and ITV. The LoveLove studio were extremely excited and for us it is always really wonderful and humbling to have our work and team recognised by other industry professionals.”
The Chin Up documentary shares the story of JoAnne Salmon, who was born with the genetic condition Treacher Collins Syndrome, which affects facial features and causes breathing and hearing difficulties. The documentary shows how JoAnne loved to draw herself as heroic characters as a child and combines photos with colourful illustrations and animation.
Chin Up animator Joe has been with LoveLove since 2017, after connecting with Georgina at a Meet the Professionals event and being invited to join the company’s New Talent Placement Scheme. He said: “It feels great to be an RTS winner, especially at the age of 23. I would love to thank the LoveLove team for the opportunities that I have been given to grow my craft and the senior animation team, who always inspire me.”
The RTS Southern Centre Awards took place on Friday 8 March at a black-tie event at Winchester Guildhall.