At the end of 2016, I was delighted to be awarded the Joe Farley Award for my Design of Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sleeper and the Spindle’.
All students on the MA Production Design at National Film & Television School presented our ‘Fantasy’ paper based project for the Joe Farley Award. The jury consisted of Mark Farley, CEO of the Farley Prop Hire, Francesca Farley and Production Designer Stephen Scott (Hell Boy, Indiana Jones).
Mark has this to say about my work and presentation:
“Rosalind was the last of the students to present their work and it was certainly a case of saving the best until last. From the suggested books, Rosalind chose to design a set for The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman. She talked us through this modern take on the classic fairy tale and the way in which she had interpreted the story. She was eloquent and concise and had clearly thought of everything. Spiders play a big part in the story and Rosalind had been inspired to use the natural designs associated with them in the detail of her imaginary world. Spiders webs, legs and eyes were all used as the basis for the designs of the Gothic style architecture and her exceptional model showed them off to great effect. Her ideas were imaginative but had been well thought through and the practicalities of camera angles, space for crew, lighting and equipment had all been considered. Along with her model, Rosalind produced some exceptional detailed drawings and plans for her set and characters which helped to make her presentation so well rounded. She had even commissioned a composer friend to compose music to accompany her chosen scene. It was hard to believe she’d had no previous experience in this field having come from a furniture and graphic design background. Impressive stuff. A very worthy winner and definitely one to watch in the future.”
I am incredibly excited to announce that I have been selected by BAFTA to become a Prince William Scholar supported by BAFTA and Warner Bros.! Not only will I receive financial support to complete my studies in Production Design at NFTS, I will also receive a BAFTA and Warner Bros. industry mentor as well as a Warner Bros. Placement!
It is inspiring to feel that such an esteemed organisation as BAFTA believes in and wishes to support my creative abilities. Im finding it hard to express how excited and grateful I am for this opportunity and excited to see how it will positively impact my future studies and career.
Each BAFTA Scholar receives up to £12,000 towards their annual course fees, as well as mentoring support from a BAFTA member, and free access to BAFTA events around the UK.
Three Prince William Scholarships in Film, Television and Games, supported by BAFTA and Warner Bros., are awarded in the name of HRH The Duke of Cambridge in his role as President of BAFTA. These recipients fees are funded by Warner Bros. and additionally receive a short funded work placement within the Warner Bros. group of companies, access to a Warner Bros. mentor, and invitations to a series of industry masterclasses.
Scholarship recipients take part in BAFTA’s outreach to young people and share their learning experiences on BAFTA Guru, BAFTA’s online learning channel.
A short film I worked on in 2014, Edmond, has just won the BAFTA for British Short Animation! It was such a fantastic project to work and it is fantastic to see it doing so well!
I recently designed the poster and promotional material for ‘Textual Relationship‘, a short film telling the story of two socially awkward singletons known simply as Uniquetalent_33 and DarkDemon92, who instantly hit it off when they meet online. It was such a great project to work on, and fantastic to see the final cut at the premiere at the Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley a little while ago.