BAFTA Cymru announced the winners of the 2019 British Academy Cymru Awards at a glittering ceremony at St David’s Hall last night (13 October), hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenter, Huw Stephens.
The awards honour excellence in broadcasting and production within film, games and television in Wales and inspire the next generation of creative talent.
The Special and Visual Effects award, sponsored by Bomper Studio, was won by Bait Studio for Apostle.
Peter Rogers, Managing Director of Bait Studio, said: “We're extremely proud to win a BAFTA Cymru award for our VFX work on Apostle.
“The film presented some complex creative and technical challenges, particularly on the lengthy vine sequence, and it means a lot to receive such an accolade for our first Netflix production.”
You can watch more about Bait’s VFX breakdown here
Lots of people came up to us at last night’s @BAFTACymru awards to talk about the vine sequence in Apostle. Here’s how we did it. #vfx #visualeffects #vfxbreakdown #CymruAwards— Bait Studio (@bait_studio) October 14, 2019
Watch “Apostle VFX - Anatomy of a shot” by @bait_studio on #Vimeo https://t.co/hS5ViH3Irz
Bait Studio’s Clwstwr project is to create a new production management platform. You can find out more about it here.
The Game award was collected for the second year by Wales Interactive for Time Carnage VR.
The team from Wales Interactive are involved with Good Gate Media’s Clwstwr project, Real Time Render/Interactive Promo.
Outstanding Contribution to Television award went to Lynwen Brennan, General Manager of Lucasfilm. Last year, BAFTA Cymru and Wales Screen hosted a Q&A with Lynwen, which you can watch here.
Bethan Jones won The Sian Phillips Award, best actor was awarded to Celyn Jones for Manhunt and best actress, Gabrielle Creevy for In My Skin. Feature/TV film went to Last Summer and television drama to In My Skin.
Hannah Raybould, Director of BAFTA Cymru, said: “The breadth of talent in the film, games and television industry continues to excel across all the craft, performance and production areas represented at our Awards. It has been heartening to see the highest ever engagement in terms of entries received this year and we look forward to working with the nominees and winners to offer advice and inspiration to those aspiring to work in these fields through our year-round events programme.”
You can see a full list of BAFTA Cymru winners here.