Tom Fell, a former student of Stamford College, part of Inspire Education Group, has received a Royal Television Society Student Award for Best Production Design, for his university film, ‘470 – Peter’s Story’.
Inspired by his sister Rosie, who had attended Stamford College the year previous, Tom completed the Access to Higher Education Humanities and Social Sciences course in 2019, before progressing to a 3-year Bachelor of Arts (Hons) course in Film & Media Production at Sheffield Hallam University. As part of his university studies, Tom directed a short documentary, in association with the Air Ambulance Service and Buxton Raceway.
‘470 – Peter’s Story’, which can be viewed on YouTube, captures the true story of Peter Corbett, a 9-time champion of banger racing. Despite his many successes, Peter endured a life-changing crash, receiving critical care from the Air Ambulance Service. Making a miraculous recovery, Peter and his family have since raised over £300,000 for the independent charity. Tom, and fellow filmmakers, Keara Harper and Bob Zane Gilbert, were recognised by the Royal Television Society for their heart-warming depiction of Peter’s inspirational story.
Tom was delighted to receive such a prestigious accolade; “Winning a Royal Television Society Award for my university film ‘470’ was the perfect ending to an academic journey that I never thought I’d have, after dropping out of secondary school at age 15. Stamford College was the starting point of my step back into the education system, and without the support of the College throughout my time on the Access to Higher Education course, my successes since simply would not have been possible. My time at Stamford College completely changed how I viewed education and gave me the necessary skills to not only go to university, but also graduate with a 1:1 class degree classification. Since graduating, I have moved to Malta, where I work full time as a Game Developer and Media Specialist at Anvil Game Studios.”
Inspire Education Group congratulates Tom for his continued success. To learn more about Access courses, click here.