Promising film school graduate scoops Christie award

Promising film school graduate scoops Christie award
The UK’s National Film and Theatre School (NFTS) recently staged its Graduate Awards with the Christie Award for Most Promising Student handed to Producing MA graduate Andrew Oldbury.

Christie has supported the NFTS for 12 years and presented Oldbury with a Captiva laser phosphor projector. 

Oldbury has produced a number of award-winning short films and, according to an announcement regarding the award, is “fascinated by how technological advances affect storytelling particularly virtual reality and augmented reality”.

Adil Zerouali, director of Cinema Europe for Christie, said: “Andrew has already made his mark in the industry and we are delighted to have been able to be part of his journey. To support this level of talent is one of the privileges of our association with the NFTS. 

“Andrew’s exploration of virtual reality and interest in using technology is something Christie is very involved in and we hope to see more of his next achievements.” 

Oldbury added: “With VR, I didn’t want to just pick something safe but take technologies and opportunities the school has to offer. I’m grateful to parties like Christie and partners so we can work with people who lead in the industry.”

Christie has worked with the NFTS on a number of its Production Management Diploma courses. Its sponsorship of the school includes an annual scholarship and support in helping the institute establish an all-digital format. 

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