Film edited by Salford lecturer wins BAFTA Award

Categories: School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

A BBC short film that was edited by a University of Salford lecturer won a BAFTA Award last weekend.

Ian Wilson, a Lecturer in Editing and Post-Production, edited the nine-minute short Mobility, which follows three disabled teenagers from Huddersfield on their mobility bus ahead of the first day of sixth form.

The hilarious short was named the winner in the 'Short Form' category at the BAFTA Television Awards on Sunday 12 May.

Ian said: "I feel incredibly fortunate to have been the editor on Mobility. It was a true pleasure and my thanks go to the talented cast and crew and my colleagues at the University who supported me.

"As a lecturer in editing, I feel it is essential to keep practicing my craft at a professional level to ensure I deliver industry-relevant skills to our students."

Ian has been a professional editor since 1997 and has previously edited episodes of the BBC's celebrated comedy The Royle Family. In 2017, he was also part of the team that won a BAFTA for the BBC children's comedy Class Dismissed.

He joined the University in 2019 after many years of editing for a range of broadcast television series and currently works as a freelance editor alongside his teaching duties.

Mobility stars comedian and actor Jack Carroll alongside Ruben Reuter and Zak Ford-Williams as three friends who engage in hilarious conversation on their way to school for their first day of sixth form. It was co-written by Jack and Thomas Gregory and released in June 2023 on BBC Three and BBC IPlayer. 

The award-winning short is still available to watch on BBC IPlayer. 

The banner image is a promotion shot of Mobility and the copyright belongs to the BBC. 

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