- Posted by info 03 Feb
The whole team at LoveLove Films are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted as finalists for 2 RTS Southern Centre Awards – On-Line Production for our animated educational safety musical film Coastwise and Graphics for LoveLove Lead Animator and Company Director Sunny.
The Royal Television Society, or RTS, is the oldest television society in the world. The RTS Awards are the gold standard of achievement in the television community, each year recognising excellence across the entire range of programme making and broadcasting skills. The RTS regional centres award the very best in television production from the area.
The LoveLove team are ecstatic to have been named finalists for these 2 RTS Southern Centre Awards. On-Line Production for our animated educational safety musical film Coastwise and Graphics for our Lead Animator and company Director Sunny Clarke.
The On-Line Production category is intended to promote the growing excellence in producing content specifically for viewing online. Coastwise was conceived when LoveLove Films were approached by Dorset Coast Forum and Safewise to create an educational and entertaining animated film designed to instill in children an appreciation for staying safe on the coast.
LoveLove set to work creating an animation that would convey 20 key objectives relating to coastal safety and began a process of story-boarding and working with focus groups of children to ascertain the most effective way to deliver the message of safety awareness. LoveLove Films commissioned local composer and great friend Momo:Tempo to work alongside Lovelove to create a quirky and fun song based on the characters and key messages. Coastwise recently won a 2017 Davey Award under the category of Film/Video-Education.
Lovelove Films received great feedback from the Coastwise Partners including:
Rob Sansom – Senior Coastal Operations Officer, HM Coastguard:
‘This is a great little film which gives children some valuable sea and beach safety messages in a humorous way. We’re pleased that the message about calling 999 and asking for the Coastguard is prominent – it’s really important that children understand how and who they can call for help in an emergency as every year HM Coastguard deals with up to 20,000 incidents involving people in trouble at sea and along the coast”
Sophie Franks, Dorset Coast Forum:
“The coast is a great place for families to enjoy themselves by swimming, walking, relaxing, picnicking and a whole heap of other activities. It’s really important that people know how to enjoy all the wonderful things they can do safely. This quirky fun film helps to introduce children to some of the risks and how to stay safe. At the end of the film they can click on the links to learn more
Alison Shelton BEM – Chief Executive, SafeWise who uses the animation as part of educational outreach states:
“We are delighted to be part of the CoastWise initiative as at SafeWise we are committed to working with the community and educating children and young people about what are often hidden dangers. We want to prevent accidents – not wrap children up in cotton wool – and CoastWise is a brilliant way to help them learn how to enjoy our beautiful shorelines and stay safe at the seaside. In the UK in 2015 the majority of deaths from drowning occurred at the coast/beach/shore. The CoastWise messages are clear and engaging, and will strengthen and enhance our work with this group so that should the unthinkable happen they will know what action to take to help make sure they and their family and friends have the greatest chance of survival.”
In Addition to the CoastWise being Nominated, LoveLove Films’ Lead Animator Sunny Is also up for an award, Sunny has been with us since 2010, first joining us through our award-winning New Talent Placement Scheme and has since gone on to become a company director. Since then, Sunny has led the animation department most recently creating graphics for the BBC Films F1 feature Williams and TV graphics for Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins and Channel 4’s The Super Orgasm, as well as an array of animated broadcast adverts for clients including Cycling UK and Imperial Cars and Music videos for the Likes of Joss Stone
Speaking of the nomination for graphics, Lead Animator and Company Director Sunny said: “I am absolutely delighted to be a finalist for the RTS graphics award. At LoveLove Films, we put a huge amount of passion into all the projects we produce so it’s great to be acknowledged by such a prestigious society such as the RTS!”
LoveLove Films’ Managing Director Georgina Hurcombe stated: “I am absolutely thrilled in regards to these nominations! The whole team put such pride into everything we produce! We’ve had a great start to 2018 and being finalist in the RTS Awards is just the icing on the cake for the studio!”
The RTS Southern Centre Awards take place on Friday 23rd Feb 2018 at Winchester Guildhall.
To find out more about the RTS awards: https://rts.org.uk/awards