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    Student filmmaker wins Royal Television Society award

    06/02/2014
    The Royal Television Society has recognised talented Middlesex student filmmaker Alicia Rovira-Parker with a Student Television Award for her dark comedy The Tale of Two and a Half.

    The Royal Television Society has recognised talented Middlesex student filmmaker Alicia Rovira-Parker with a Student Television Award for her dark comedy The Tale of Two and a Half.

    Recent television production graduate Alicia Rovira-Parker won first Prize in the fiction category at the Royal Television Society, London Student Television Awards – the film will now go forward to the national awards later this year.

    The Tale of Two and a Half tells the story of two single women in their 30s who have little excitement in their lives. Things take a turn for the better when one of them gets a date with ‘Mr Perfect’ – but everything changes when she accidentally kills him.

    This is the not the first award for Alicia – she won the audience choice award at The Moving Picture Company in Soho during a screening of Middlesex film and television students’ work in June 2013.

    Alicia picked up the gong at ITV’s London Television Centre on the South Bank with her crew Adam Williams and Tom Sargent, as well as the TV Production course leader Tom McGorrian and tutors Paul Kerr and Basil Glynn.

    Middlesex University Television Production course leader Tom McGorrian said: “This is a fantastic and richly deserved achievement for Alicia. The Tale of Two and a Half is an excellent piece of work and I’m glad for Alicia and her crew that they have gained this recognition.

    “We have outstanding students at Middlesex, so it’s no surprise that they are making an impression on such a stage. She has every chance of going one better and winning the national prize.”

    The film was made in Spanish with English subtitles and was shot on location in Barcelona.

    Watch Alcia's winning video on YouTube.  

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