A GIFTED young film director from Stratford College has scooped a prestigious national award for a short film.
Creative media student Ingo Lyle-Goodwin won the ‘best drama’ award for his dystopian drama ‘God Save Us All’ at the Royal Television Society’s Young People’s Film Festival.
The film which he produced for a college assignment deals with a rise of right-wing politics, inspired by Brexit.
He said: “I was really surprised because it was the most heavily competed category in the awards.
“I felt really proud that my film had been validated. It’s given me confidence in my own creative ability so I feel I can aim a little bit higher.
“It was inspired by the Bexit campaign because it’s so anti-new. As a country, we only seem to be trying to get back to our past and aspiring to be something which we used to be. We’re blind to any improvements.”
It was screened to the audience at the ceremony where the 18-year-old received a trophy and certificate.
He added: “This was the most important bit for me because I could see people’s reactions. That was more of a reward than the trophy or certificate.”
He is currently working on a sequel.