Aspiring director shortlisted for award

AN aspiring 25-year-old director is thrilled to have been shortlisted to represent East Anglia in a BAFTA competition.Kate Morton, from Old Newton, near Stowmarket, is among the final five vying to go forward from the region to the national stage of the competition.

AN aspiring 25-year-old director is thrilled to have been shortlisted to represent East Anglia in a BAFTA competition.

Kate Morton, from Old Newton, near Stowmarket, is among the final five vying to go forward from the region to the national stage of the competition.

Miss Morton, a graduate who studied media and video production in London, said: “BAFTA set up the competition to allow people to make a 60 second film with the theme being celebration.

“It is open to anyone aged over 16 and you do not need to have any experience, although I do work in the industry as a production manager and assist directing with my London employers, working on corporate videos and events.

“It's really exciting, it gives you a huge boost to your confidence, and I would like to go on to direct music videos.”

Miss Morton's film “Bicycle”, which stars her two brothers and her mother around the village, tells the story of a young lad receiving a bicycle for his birthday.

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During the 60 seconds he passes objects that spell out celebration, including BR from a street sign and an E from a shaped fence post.