Mark Scullion

Ann O’Connor (ITV, hosting) Mark Scullion (Director and Editor) Sharleigh Wood (Producer) Nicolay Armando (Camera) and Lucy Fallon – from Coronation Street

University of Bolton media students are celebrating after winning a top Royal Television Society award.

On Tuesday 26 February, the short film A Question of Dignity by 2018 alumna Mark Scullion, co-directed by Nicolay Armando and produced by another alumna from last year, Sharleigh Wood, was named Best Factual in the RTS North West Awards.

The film explores the impact of Alzheimer’s on ‘Right to Die with Dignity’ campaigner Alex Pandolfo.

Sharleigh was nominated for an RTS NW Award last year for her short drama Small Things. She is currently on placement as a trainer teacher with the media department.

Nicolay co-directed the film with Mark, whilst working on his own film, On Target, (co-produced by Mark) which was also shortlisted in the ‘Factual’ category. Nicolay joined the University of Bolton as an overseas student.

The university’s RTS NW nominations also featured 2017 Alumna, Kathryn Berry. She worked on the University of Salford’s Living Beyond Hope.

Sam Johnson, the University of Bolton’s Head of the School of the Arts, said: “This is a fantastic achievement, and demonstrates how talented our students at the University of Bolton are.”

“We are very proud just to have had films nominated, and to win is really the icing on the cake.”

The awards evening took place in the Compass Room at the Lowry Theatre, Salford.

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  • Worth pointing out that this is the 3rd year in a row that UoB Media students have won Best Factual at RTS.

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