Twogether, an accomplished and highly moving documentary made by three USW Film graduates, has been nominated for the UK finals of the Royal Television Society Student Television Awards.
The documentary, made by Arnoldas Alubauskas, Liam Dowler and Jonathan Mason won the factual category in the regional Welsh RTS Student awards and greatly impressed the jury with the effective editing and camera work evident in the production and its confident observational style.
Twogether is an expertly crafted documentary set in post-Soviet Lithuania; it features the remarkable lives of two brothers with Down’s syndrome who develop their own language in the face of their adversity. The brothers show the true value of family and friendship in an attempt to find hope in a world that endeavours to break free from the tolerance of its Soviet past.
Chris Morris, Professor of Documentary at USW Film School, Newport commended the graduates’ achievements saying, “This nomination demonstrates the talents of our students and the strength of documentary filmmaking at Newport. Twogether is a fabulous and moving film and deserves this UK RTS nomination we wish Arnaldus, Liam and Jonny the very best of luck in May. This is the 8th year in a row that a documentary from Newport has been nominated for the UK award, and we’ve won 5! No other BA film course in the UK has such an incredible track record at the RTS awards. We have incredible staff and facilities here in Newport and our continued success is because we attract the best students and give them space to create!”
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