"Christmas Tree" Selected for Porsche International Student Advertising Award
Friday 13th October 2017
Andrew's debut commercial "Christmas Tree" for Centrepoint Children's Charity has been nominated for the "Best of All Entries" at the Porsche International Student Advertising Awards. The commercial shows the desperate length that some children are forced to go to in order to find a safe place to stay over Christmas. It is one of only three British commercials to be selected for the prestigious awards. The awards ceremony will be held on 21st November at Filmakademie Baden Wurttenberg in Germany.
Double Nomination at ADCAN Awards
Wednesday 11th October 2017
Andrew recently produced two commercials; "Welcome" and "Werk For Peace", which have both been shortlisted for the ADCAN Awards in LA. "Welcome" was made for Grid Alternatives, a US charity which helps families from low income backgrounds to secure funding and training towards using solar energy in their homes. "Werk for Peace" is for the Werk For Peace Foundation that was formed after the Orlando shooting at the Pulse nightclub to promote and safeguard LGBT rights.
The awards ceremony will be held in LA on 19th November.
London Calling Showcase & Awards Ceremony
Friday 8th September 2017
Today marks the industry showcase of Breathe and The Bitter Sea at the BFI Southbank. The two short films were created as part of Film London and BFI Network's London Calling. The scheme nurtures and champions the capital’s most exciting breakthrough filmmaking talent.
Breathe was written and directed by Louise Marie Cooke. The film follows a young woman as she struggles to come to terms with the death of a stranger, using his brother to gain a sense of closure.
The Bitter Sea tackles the topical issue of immigration in the UK and the lengths that a single mother is forced to go to protect her daughter. The film was written and directed by Fateme Ahmadi.
Christe Award Winner Returns to National Film and Television School
Monday 14th August 2017
Less than a year after graduating from the National Film and Television School, Andrew has been invited back to as a visiting tutor for the Producing and Marketing & Distribution departments.
He currently serves as co-lead on the "Business of TV" module, which teaches students how to take an initial concept for a television drama and turn it into reality. Over several weeks the students learn how to develop, finance and pitch their drama series. The course is supported by several leading producers, the BBC and IMG who have generously donated their time and expertise to discuss how the industry is experiencing a golden age of content.
He will also be helping the Marketing & Distribution students to take their graduation games to EGX, the UK's largest games exhibition with over 75,000 attendees. Held in September, the NFTS Games department will be showcasing the latest projects their students have been working on at the exhibition.
Double win for "Christmas Tree" and "Into the Black"
Friday 19th May 2017
This week saw us win not one, but two awards for recent productions!
Andrew's debut commercial "Christmas Tree" for Centrepoint Children's Charity, won Best Brief at the NAHEMI/Kodak Commercials Awards. The award was presented to Andrew and Director Meg Campbell by legendary BAFTA & Oscar winner Sir Alan Parker, who directed "Fame", "Midnight Express" and "Bugsy Malone".
Written and Directed by Meg Campbell, the commercial shows the lengths that one girl goes to find a home for Christmas. The entire team were delighted with the win, and would like to thank NAHEMI, Centrepoint and Kodak for generously supporting the commercial.
The night was made even more memorable when Naomi Kotler, Designer-Developer of "Into the Black" scooped the Breakthrough Talent award at Women in Games. The award was presented for her work on the game and as part of Supermassive Games. We're all exceptionally proud of Naomi winning the award and receiving recognition for the tremendous effort she put into making the game a reality.
ANdrew oldbury amongst young filmmakers chosen for bfi network x bafta crew 2017
Monday 20th February 2017
Andrew has been chosen to take part in the 2017 edition of the BFI Network X BAFTA Crew. He is amongst almost 500 young filmmakers who will take part in a year long professional development programme for crew, writers, directors and producers based in the UK. The programme will will cover creative and technical topics, including round tables and livestreams on the challenges of approaching a first feature, collaborating between craft and technical departments and creative masterclasses on subjects such as cinematography, costume, production design and editing. The first online masterclass is with Bafta-winning Under The Shadow writer/director Babak Anvari.
Andrew Oldbury chosen for Berlinale Talents 2017
Friday 10th February 2017
Andrew Oldbury has been invited to take part in the 2017 edition of Berlinale Talents. According to the programme, ‘the international selection committee chose the 250 Talents out of 2,711 applicants from 127 nations based on their prior achievements and the impact and relevance of their artistic work in their home countries.
The six-day programme (Feb 11-16) will include more than 100 events, including a visit from renowned environmental sculptor Christo. This year's theme is Courage: Against All Odds.