BU TV Production student mingles with stars after winning ‘mini-Oscar’


A Television Production student from Bournemouth University has received a prestigious First Light Award for a film he created.

The First Light Awards – known as the ‘mini-Oscars’ – celebrate the success of young filmmakers from across the UK.

Final year BA (Hons) Television Production student Gulliver Moore won in the YouTube Digital Innovation category for his short film, The Perfect Dream.

The film mixes real-life footage and digital effects to show a bed appearing in places ranging from the beach to space, and won through a public online vote.

Gulliver, 23, got to attend a star-studded awards ceremony in London alongside the likes of actors Rafe Spall, Simon Pegg and Joely Richardson.

“The Perfect Dream follows a man roaming through fantasies at the click of a bedside lamp, searching for his perfect dream,” said Gulliver, who lives in Winton.

“It was a great feeling to win at the ceremony – I had to give a completely impromptu speech to hundreds of people.”

He added: “I was expecting a small screening with a few people. It turned out to be a huge ceremony with a red carpet, a huge cinema, paparazzi and lots of British celebrities.

“I met some very interesting people at the after party and had to do lots of interviews. It was quite a surreal day.”

Gulliver received a trophy and £1,000 for winning the award, which he will put towards his next filming project.

The 2013 First Light Awards took place at Odeon, in Leicester Square on March 19.

To find out more about the First Light awards, and to see Gulliver’s winning entry, visit the website