The Two Counties Trust would like to offer a huge congratulations to Lyndon Hodges (Friesland School 2022 alumni student) who was recently shortlisted for the Best Short Film Award at this year’s Moving Image Awards, held at the prestigious British Film Institute in London.

Not only did Lyndon’s short film ‘Level 9’ win best film, but it was also awarded the Overall Winner award, where he faced fierce competition from other schools and sixth form colleges throughout Britain.

The organisers and judges commented: “Lyndon Hodges, from Friesland School, Sandiacre, Nottingham, won the award for Best Short Film and was selected as Overall Winner for his creative entry titled ‘Level 9’. The sci-fi horror was said to exuberate suspense with a narrative twist where a man becomes stuck in a loop within a car park. The judging panel were extremely impressed by the intense interaction of film language and authoritative control. They also praised the superb construction and compelling aesthetic.

Lyndon said: “It has been such a rewarding day. Seeing my film come together, from the editing process to finally watching it on the big screen has been brilliant.”

The Media and Film Studies department at Friesland School are immensely proud of Lyndon’s success and believe that it will help to inspire other students at the school to develop their creative skills in moving image art. You can view the short film “Level 9” on the Moving Image Awards YouTube channel.

Congratulations to Lyndon in what is hopefully the first of many awards to come.