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Organ Donation Through a Lens Film Competition

Congratulations to David Ravenscroft and Christopher Collier who win £1,000 worth of camera equipment for being the overall winners of our Transplant Week film competition. You can watch their film: Barbara and Kenneth, and the other category winners below.

Organ Donation Through a Lens Film Competition

Congratulations to David Ravenscroft and Christopher Collier who win £1,000 worth of camera equipment for being the overall winners of our Transplant Week film competition. You can watch their film: Barbara and Kenneth, and the other category winners below.

Organ Donation Through a Lens 2013

Many thanks to our expert panel of judges including Jemma North, Producer and Director of ITV current affairs series, Tonight, and Cat Lewis, Executive Producer on the Bafta-winning programme Me, My Dad and His Kidney.


2013's winning films are:


Overall winner: Barbara and Kenneth by David Ravenscroft and Christopher Collier

Runner-up and People’s favourite (voted on You Tube): Odd Socks by Lauren Blandamer

Best young film-maker: It's a Gift by Carl Mason and Lewis Thompson

Best craft award: The Gift of Life by Holly Wilkinson

 

 

Barbara & Kenneth by David Ravenscroft and Christopher Collier

 

David lives in Bristol and currently works for NHS Blood and Transplant in the manufacturing department at Filton. "When I first heard the statistics regarding consent rate," David says, "I was just as shocked as anybody else."

 

 

 

Odd Socks by Lauren Blandamer

 

Lauren's husband, Andrew, contracted a virus on their honeymoon six months ago. Andrew is now recovering from a heart transplant operation

 

 

 

It's a Gift by Carl Mason and Lewis Thompson

 

Carl and Lewis are 15 years old. They’re both on the Organ Donor Register and feel passionately about the cause.

 

 

 

The Gift Of Life by Holly Wilkinson

 

Holly has recently graduated with a degree in Film Production. "I wanted the film to have a sense of magic to it," Holly says, "because organ donation is a magical and wonderful thing."

 

 

 

Are You An Organ Donor? by Becki Buddin

 

Becki is 15 years old. She’s an organ donor because her stepdad Rob has Polycystic Kidney Disease (and kidney failure) and she knows how amazing it would feel if he got a transplant.

 

 

 

It's Time We Talked by Hannah Elder

 

Hannah is a television production student. Her friend Kate was born with cystic fibrosis and had a double lung transplant last year after becoming incredibly ill.

 

 

 

Organ Donor Appeal by Michael Edwards and Shaq D

 

Michael entered the competition because of Darren 'Shaq D' Springer, who is featured in the video. Shaq D does a lot of charity work for the African-Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (www.aclt.org).

 

 

 

Say Yes To Organ Donation by Sophie Washington

 

Sophie is 17 years old and currently waiting for a pancreas transplant. Sophie is a wish ambassador for Rays of Sunshine (www.raysofsunshine.org.uk), a charity that grants wishes to seriously and terminally ill children.

 

 

 

UHSM Organ Donation Pass It On by Fiona Pollard

 

The film was created by Fiona and local Independent Producer Damian Cox and his company 'Into Productions'. Fiona is a Specialist Nurse in Organ Donation.