Short film wins awards

A film by a Derby lecturer has won five Awards of Excellence in the Best Shorts Film Competition in Los Angeles.

Dr Christine Templeton-Parker, of The University of Derby, is the writer and director of The Carer, which was commissioned by QUAD in Derby for the Shine a Light Project.

The Carer, which is about what happens when an elderly gay man feels pressured to return to the closet in his dying days, features a performance by BAFTA nominated actor Peter Eyre (above), and was honoured for its script, directing and audience impact.

Christine said that she was thrilled and pleased for Seen Ya Rights, the Derby campaigners for dignity in elderly care who inspired her story.