GRADUATE SUCCESS: LFA students selected for BAFTA's new British comedy talent @ Edinburgh Int TV Fest
8 August 2014

LFA is pleased to announce that Filmmaking Diploma graduates Tom Rowson and Nick Beasley have been chosen at ‘BAFTA Rocliffe New Comedy Showcase’ as a part of a nationwide competition to find the UK’s most promising comedy writers without a television commission. An extract of their comedy script will be performed live internationally in front of industry professionals at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival (GEITF).

Their script 'Maesllwch' (mys-look) follows a community in Wales’ local pub.  On 21 August, Tom and Nick will be introducing their work in front of a panel including Myfanwy Moore, UK Controller of Comedy Production at the BBC; Amy Hartwick, Senior Vice President, Creative Development, ABC Studios; UK actress, writer and comedienne Sharon Horgan (Pulling, Little Crackers); and US comedian and internet sensation Rob Delaney. The prizes they are set to receive in addition to the feedback from the event will be the opportunity to meet with top UK and US talent agents and obtaining festival passes with accommodation.

Tom and Nick began collaborating with one another on projects such as the short film ‘The Gentleman Burglar,’ after meeting through LFA’s extensive networking circuit.

In 2010, Tom began his stand up career going on to win So You Think You’re Funny? and later became a BBC New Comedy Award finalist in 2012 and winning a Chortle Award in 2013.

Since graduating LFA Nick continues to write and direct many of his own award winning independent films such as ‘Hidden Border,’ which was shot in the LFA’s John Ward Studio. Now he works at Charity 24-7 Prayer as a filmmaker where he has produced a 36 part video podcast series that peaked at number 1 on the iTunes charts.

Well done and good luck to our fantastic graduates. LFA is rooting for you!


To get extensive film credits and make films in a collaborative multi-disciplinary environment like Tom and Nick, apply for our intense, hands-on Filmmaking Diploma starting 29 September 2014

Application Deadline: August 29, 2014

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