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Former PRC student wins short film award in Thailand

Former student Gage Davis has recently returned from Thailand where he won Best Short Film and came runner up in the overall Grand Prize.

The Thailand Short Film Competition is unlike any other with over 60 film-makers from across the globe and giving students the opportunity to visit Thailand to make a short film. Competitors are given a filming budget to explore “Thailand through the eyes of a foreigner.”

Competitors were split into six regions, Gage and his team member Daniel McGregor, were put in the Royal Coast region and were filming mainly in the south of Thailand, specifically Ranong.

Gage and Daniel won the Regional Best Short Film, collecting a trophy and prize money of 30,000 baht (roughly £700). Gage and Daniel came close to winning the overall Grand Prize which would of seen them winning 300,000 Baht (roughly £7,000), but they just missed out and were pleased with coming runner up.

Gage spoke about his trip saying “The Thailand Film Festival Competition was an eye opening experience, throwing me and my team member straight into the deep end having to film in a brand new environment and learn on the go, it was an immense challenge but an amazing one also.”

During his time at PRC, Gage studied media and film in our state-of-the-art Media and Journalism Centre based at Broadway in the city centre. Gage completed his studies at PRC in 2015 and continued his desire to pursue his career in filming and enrolled at Leeds Beckett University, where he has recently graduated. Speaking about his college experience Gage said “PRC was an amazing stepping stone for me and the tutors meticulous planning taught me lots, especially the fun on set experience. It really gave me a kick start to go to university.”

Published August 2018.