SUSUtv Highly Commended at the National Student Television Association Awards (NaSTAs) 2017

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Our very own student television station, SUSUtv, has achieved Highly Commended at National Student Television Association Awards (NaSTAs) 2017 on Saturday.

The team received the recognition for their entry, ‘Blind Love’ in the ‘Best Writing’ Category at the awards ceremony, held in Birmingham.

The film, written and directed by Tom Pethick, tells the story of a young man, Horatio, as he is forced to make the decision between love and sight as his vision grows increasingly weaker the more time he spends with the girl he loves.

Tom comments, “At it’s core, the piece is about the simple decision between sight and love and I wanted to present this as clearly and as visually as possible”.


The awards, held at the University of Birmingham Guild of Students and presented by BBC Entertainment Correspondent and former Newsround presenter, Lizo Mzimba, featured film submissions from students’ television stations from across the UK.

SUSUtv submitted a total of nineteen entries for the awards, achieving seven shortlisted entries, including: Best Cinematography for Cinematography Showreel; Freshers’ Coverage for SUSUtv Freshers; Best Drama for Blind Love; Best Live Broadcast for EU Referendum Live, Open, Amber Run and Noah Music Video, Post Production for Blind Love and Technical Achievement for VT Manager.

Our Union President, Alex Hovden comments, “2017 has been a great year for SUSUtv so far. While all the entries were deserving of the award, Tom has shown a unique talent and creativity with Blind Love and I have no doubt that he will go on to do more amazing films both with SUSUtv and after uni”.

The NaSTA awards have been considered a prestigious accolade for student media for over forty years.

VP Democracy and Creative Industries, Cameron Meldrum proudly tweets about SUSUtv’s success

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