Radiohead video remix and ECA triumph at BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards 2009

  • 16 March 2009
Radiohead video remix and ECA and triumph at BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards 2009

Glasgow artist James Houston was awarded for his take on Radiohead’s Nude at the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards tonight. Houston created an innovative remix of the Radiohead track using an old scanner, a dot matrix printer and other assorted vintage computer equipment. The video posted on YouTube has received 500,000 hits and was hailed as ‘brilliant’ by Radiohead’s Chris Greenwood. The clip was subsequently posted on the band’s official website and gained international attention.

Rose Leslie was awarded Best Acting Performance for her role in drama New Town, also starring Daniela Nardini. Other winners on the night included Kate Gabriel for best writing in BBC drama Fiona’s Story and Claire McLeod for directing Rare Breed Production’s Echo Wall.

Helen Anderson, Director of BAFTA Scotland said “BAFTA Scotland is delighted to showcase such a range of emerging talent from all across Scotland. It is especially important in the current climate that we support, commend and inspire excellence and the potential for excellence. My congratulations go to all the winners and nominees."

Leslie Finlay, Development Executive at Scottish Screen said: "Scottish Screen is delighted to be partnering with BAFTA and supporting the New Talent Awards, which play such an important role in showcasing and celebrating the next wave of Scotland’s screen talent. It is great that there is such a strong student showing in the nominations, and the quality of all the talent and projects on display here demonstrates that the future for Scotland’s screen industries is a bright one."

The awards also brought success to several students from Edinburgh College of Art.

Johanna Wagner, an MA Film & TV graduate of 2008, won in the ‘Factual’ category for her graduation film The Inner Shape. Johanna is still working with the College, making her next film with funding through the Bridging the Gap initiative organized by the Scottish Documentary Institute, based at ECA.

In the ‘Experimental’ category, current ECA exchange student Nelson Carlo de los Santos won the award for his film SheSaid HeWalks HeSaid SheWalks.

Anders Jedenfors, who graduated from the BA Film & TV programme in 2008, won best ‘New Work’ for his feature documentary Carlssons. This is the second BAFTA Award win for Anders in less than six months. In November 2008 he was awarded, along with fellow ECA graduate Jamie Stone, a BAFTA Scotland Award for their series of films The World According To….

Winners were announced at a ceremony at the RSAMD Concert Hall in Glasgow on Friday, 13th March 2009.



SheSaid HeWalks HeSaid SheWalks
Written, Directed & Produced by Nelson Carlo de los Santos
Edinburgh College of Art

Directed and Produced by Sam Spreckley
University of Dundee

Ideation Routes v.2
Written, Directed & Produced by Christina Alepi
Edinburgh College of Art


The Finger Trap
Written and Directed by Julia McLean
Produced by Shian Holt

The Owl House
Written and Directed by Jessica Cope
Produced by Donald Holwill
Edinburgh College of Art, Screen Academy Scotland

Written and Directed by Will Adams
Produced by Rory Lowe
Once Were Farmers


Big Ideas (Don’t Get Any)
Directed & Produced by James Houston
Glasgow School of Art

Directed by Richard Poet
Produced by Grant Dickson
Little Viking

Directed by Square Lips
Square Lips

You Can Do Athletics BTW
Written and Directed by Colin Kennedy
Produced by Brian Coffey
Sigma Films


Written by Gordon McLean
Directed by David Newbigging
Produced by Andrew Maas
Running Productions

Directed by Blue Skies
University of Abertay

The Dark Rooms
Directed by Steven Sherlock
University of the West of Scotland


The Inner Shape
Directed by Johanna Wagner
Edinburgh College of Art, Screen Academy Scotland

Directed & Produced by Ellie Lotan
Edinburgh College of Art

Kirran and the Hatchmaker
Directed and Produced by Amy Rose
Edinburgh College of Art , Screen Academy Scotland Art


Life of a Pigeon
Written, Directed & Produced by Billy Campbell
University for the Creative Arts

Written, Directed & Produced by Julian Krubasik
Edinburgh College of Art

I’m In Away From Here
Written, Directed & Produced by Catriona MacInnes
Edinburgh Napier University, Screen Academy Scotland


Directed by Anders Jedenfors
Produced by Kalle Wettre
Edinburgh College of Art

Ballads of the Book
Written by Margaret Shankland
Directed and Produced by Margaret Shankland, Claire McCluskey & Julie McCrone
Polite/ Caledonia TV

The Dead Outside
Written by Kerry Anne Mullaney & Kris R. Bird
Directed by Kerry Anne Mullaney
Produced by Kris R. Bird
Mothcatcher Films


Kate Gabriel
Fiona’s Story
BBC Scotland

Brian Limond
Limmy’s Show
The Comedy Unit

Kerry Anne Mullaney & Kris R. Bird
The Dead Outside
Mothcatcher Films


Kris R. Bird
The Dead Outside
Mothcatcher Films

Sarmed Mirza
An Act of Terror
Stepping Stone Films

Marc Twynholm, Bryan Larkin & Abigail Howkins
Running in Traffic
Dab Hand Films


Claire MacLeod
Echo Wall
Rare Breed Productions

Dale Corlett
Running in Traffic
Dab Hand Films

Kerry Anne Mullaney
The Dead Outside
Mothcatcher Films

Margaret Shankland, Claire McLuskie & Julie McCrone
Ballads of the Book
Polite/ Caledonia TV


Rose Leslie
New Town
BBC Scotland

Owen Gorman
Life of a Pigeon
University of Creative Arts

Anna Kerth
Running in Traffic
Dab Hand Films


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