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Tyrone touched by movie magic

Date posted
28 February 2024
Jeremy Waterfield
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In the same week BAFTA 2024 honoured the world’s best cinematic talent, including student filmmakers from the Beaconsfield-based National Film and Television School (NFTS), IOSH presented one of the NFTS’s own annual awards at a glitzy ceremony in London’s Leicester Square, supported by BBC Studios.

Tyrone Partridge CMIOSH, Chair of the IOSH Thames Valley Branch, stepped up to present the IOSH Award of £1,000 for Health and Safety Management in Film Production to Producing MA graduate Ella Richie and Olivia Song, graduate of the Production Management diploma, for their work on fiction film, Tapeworm.

"The creative ambitions of NFTS students continues to grow and it gives me huge pleasure to support and nurture their skills in risk management.The IOSH judges praised all the teams who made the shortlist; all were very close with their high safety standards.But they chose Tapeworm, who, with their planning and prep on stunts and their approach with dynamic risk assessments, ensured they could achieve what was required for the film safely. As always, we would like to extend a huge thanks to IOSH for its continued support."

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Only the previous weekend, NFTS student-made films had claimed double BAFTA success at London’s Festival Hall with animation Crab Day and fiction short Jellyfish and Lobster. Also, several NFTS alumni had received BAFTAs for their work on Poor Things, Earth Mama and Zone of Interest, with many others making key contributions to films such as Oppenheimer, which secured seven BAFTA wins, including Best Film.

Tyrone was in starry company as the NFTS award winners included long-term collaborators Production Designer Sarah Greenwood and Set Director Katie Spencer, who collected the prestigious annual Honorary Fellowship. Also Oscar and BAFTA nominated this year for their work on the ‘Barbie’ movie, they have worked with NFTS students over a number of years to help nurture their talent.

Lord David Puttnam, also no stranger to BAFTA, the Oscars and other prestigious film awards and producer of box office hits including Chariots of Fire and Midnight Express, addressed the audience as NFTS Life President.

"This is the 14th year IOSH has presented this award and the students show improvements year on year.This year we had a short list of four from various genres which, though quite diverse, demonstrated the need to assess the risks before and during production.The judging process was not only focused on the written risk assessment but also questioned students on how they should balance the safety of all concerned against artistic creativity and how they would need to modify their risk assessments during the shoot should the case arise.The winners showed a full understanding of the risk assessment process, both written and in practice, and I hope the winners spread their health and safety knowledge worldwide in their future careers."

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Last updated: 07 March 2024

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