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Oakley filmmakers win national Nativity Factor award
2:58pm Thursday 20th December 2012 in Leisure
TWO Oakley based filmmakers have won a national festive film competition.
Nick Willoughby and Sarah Robinson’s No Pressure, a story based on the nativity, won, appropriately enough, ITN’s Nativity Factor competition which invited filmmakers to create their own version of the Christmas story lasting between 30 seconds and three minutes.
In the duo’s entry, two angels are shown having a comical argument about how to tell Joseph the news that Mary is carrying the Son of God.
To make No Pressure, which was filmed in and around Basingstoke, they were helped by a team of friends and volunteers as camera operator, sound, lighting and production assistants, including students from QMC.
Judge Julie Etchingham from ITN News described their end result as “the clear winner”, continuing that it was “both witty and thought provoking, imaginative and giving a dimension to the story which often goes unexplored.”
Nick and Sarah were awarded £5,000 and also won a trip to the ITN studios to watch the news being made.
Sarah said: “We thought that it would be interesting to look at it from Joseph’s perspective, and have fun with the idea of angels arguing about telling the most important news in the world to him.”
Nick added: “We are taking our time deciding how best to use the prize money, but we won’t be off to Hollywood just yet! We have a lot of plans for future films, so this will help a lot.”
*See the film online at thenativityfactor.com.