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#ARUProud of @michellewsiu @todaywiththecjb and @lelmerrfilm for winning the Kodak Nahemi Commercials Student Competition Awards 2020, with their brilliant entry 'Gift of Time'. The judges said “an excellent commerical...nicely written idea, beautiful casting, very interesting lateral use of the idea of style and glamour and beautiful cinematography.” MA student Michelle Siu, the director and writer of the commercial, says “I'm still a bit floored. I really didn't think we had a chance against those heavy hitters. We were in such good company.” The judges also praised the “lateral use of the idea of style and glamour”. Michelle cast Cambridge resident Diana Stewart-Rossin @ dianabrstewart who was 75 at the time of filming. “It was important to me that this piece was made strong in both visuals and content and proud that it was recognized for both. Coming from a photo-journalism background I wanted to make something factual about how I see female beauty and so Diana is the heart of this film. The script is drawn from notes I made based on conversations with her." "I'm proud of this film because we were resourceful and it was made on a shoe-string budget. The idea for lighting came from plastic materials given to me by a high-school science teacher that I was fidgeting with one day." In addition to being the overall winning entry, the team also won 'The Harvey Nicolls Brief' and 'Best Cinematography' 🏆🎓📽️ *image credit: Asem nugumanova * #ARUProud #Fridayfeeling #AngliaRuskin

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