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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 โ€œan excellent commerical...nicely written idea, beautiful casting, very interesting lateral use of the idea of style and glamour and beautiful cinematography.โ€ MA student Michelle Siu, the director and writer of the commercial, says โ€œI'm still a bit floored. I really didn't think we had a chance against those heavy hitters. We were in such good company.โ€ The judges also praised the โ€œlateral use of the idea of style and glamourโ€. Michelle cast Cambridge resident Diana Stewart-Rossin @ dianabrstewart who was 75 at the time of filming. โ€œIt 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' ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ *image credit: Asem nugumanova * #ARUProud #Fridayfeeling #AngliaRuskin