REGIONAL AWARDS - North East and the Border 2014


Best non-broadcast factual/factual entertainment/features programme: Electricity EPK,

Title: Behind the Scenes Documentary
Production Company: Fantome Line
One More for Bobby
My Life The Floating Hospital

It was visually stunning, and used some clever, innovative ideas to take us ‘behind the scenes’ (e.g. use of GoPros on cameras & booms) — getting all the required shots on a very busy film set, and showing how well the entrant got on with crew and director to gain maximum and effective access.

Best Drama Production

Title: Inspector George Gently
Production Company: Company Pictures
Broadcaster: BBC One
Franks Factory Flooring

The attention to detail was superb, the plot was cleverly twisted, then twisted again, the dialogue fizzes with wit and authenticity.

Best Promotion or Commercial

Title: Aga Total Control
Production Company: Future&co
Franks Floor Factory
Gateshead Foster Carers & Appeal

It stood out amongst the entrants, cleverly combining different cameras into a seamless high quality production.

Best News Programme

Title: 'Tour de France' Special, July 4th
Broadcaster: ITV Tyne Tees
'Look North' Ambulance Campaign
Scottish Referendum Special

His raw image composite was assured and creative. He produced some beautiful slick shots with impressive artistic interpretation. He had a keen eye for detail and captured the shots with a sympathetic fluidity of movement. 

Outstanding Journalism Award: Dan Farthing

Title: Producer/Director
Broadcaster: BBC North East & Cumbria
Dan Ashby - Correspondent
Kenny Toal - Correspondent

his deft storytelling skills hold your attention and deliver new insights in his reports on 20 years of abuse at Medomsley youth jail, the Derby Day riots and a backgrounder on the rise of basketball coach Fab Flournoy.

Professional Excellence - Photography: chad hogdson

Steve Paton

Professional Excellence - animation/graphics/titling: richard murton

Darren Bykerk - IG Media
Richard Murton - IG Media

The look was well-wrought in exacting detail, as well as maintaining an enthralling overall scheme. 

Professional Excellence - Designer: ash wilkinson

Broadcaster: CBBC
Jo Slater - Costume Designer
Michael Burtley
The Dumping Ground Special Episode - Jody in Wonderland

Ash Wilkinson and his team had made an excellent recreation of the world of ‘Alice’ with good use of existing venue. There had been clearly a lot of lot of hard work gone into the Design. 

The Rising Star Award: Ben Cameron

Title: 3D/CGI Animator
Production Company: Yourfilm
Joshua Shrimpton Dean - On-screen journalist
Marta Gelindo Sotos - Editor/DIT
David Rhodes - Scottish Referendum Broadcast Journalist
Joe Pike - Junior Reporter/Researcher
Melissa Crawford - Production Assistant/Presenter

Ben has demonstrated an unquenchable hunger to learn and improve, and has established himself as a truly vital part of our team. You should look no further for this year’s Rising Star Award — Ben Cameron is a hugely talented and deserving winner.

Editing: Michael Pentney

Production Company: Fantome Line
Chris Middis
Stephen Hedley

Michael Pentney’s clips showed variety and skill. Maximo Park was slick, smooth, had excellent grading and told the story well. In Great North Run the grading was excellent, as was the mix of dialogue behind action, use of slow motion clips and archive footage. 

The Centre Award: Jamie Hutchinson

Production Company: Pitcture Canning North

This person has encouraged and mentored countless crew — from camera assistants and grips to producers and directors. We’ve heard from dozens of professionals now working at the highest level in television and film production who credit this man with launching their careers.

Extra Category Award Winner: Lifetime Achievement Award: Tony Bannister


He is quite a simply a graphics wizard who forty years after his first foray into captioning remains at the forefront of today’s digital technology, easily harnessing everything from 3D to special effects for the benefit of programmes produced from the BBC studios in Fenham.