More winners were announced last night at the Screen Nation Digital-is Media 4th Annual Awards.
Nathan Bryon, Quason Matthews, Levile TV and Kiell-Smith Byone (aka Klayze Flaymz) took home a trophy last night, and along with those trophies came interesting speeches. On Levile’s win for Favourite Arts/Entertainment Lifestyle Mag, Founder/CEO Ola Christian dedicated his award to Harry Uzoka, who tragically passed away last week. Film director Quason Matthews (who’s popularly known for his Cool World Network) saw his short film ‘Art of Love’ starring Hollyoaks Duane Boa, win Favourite Short Film beating R.M Moses ‘Signs of Silence’. Co-star Lauren Cato revealed details on the inspiration behind the film and the positive ripple effect that the short film received from the public:
“It was so last minute, yet it opened many doors for us. The response was brilliant and we didn’t expect any of it.”
One thing is clear– representation effects perception.
Of course, comedian Kiell-Smith Byone couldn’t help himself but bring the funny lines alongside his speech as he took the win as Favourite Webseries Actor (thanking Salami for allowing him to win lol). The comedian has become a well known for both his acting and humour in the entertainment scene and has revealed that he’ll be in not one, but two shows – ‘Stath’ via E4 and ‘The Friday Night Dinner’ via Channel 4.
Nathan Bryon has been talked of the town both in mainstream and in independent television. He gave thanks to everyone who supported his show and his comic take on the Black British experience and dedicated the award to his beautiful girlfriend (how sweet). New entries into the world of online were Khasif Boothe and his webseries ‘Nate & Jamie’ which one the Favourite Webseries Ensemble. The whole cast and crew were in attendance to represent the show. After finally knowing their won, Boothe gave an emotional speech of the highs and lows he experienced making the show, ending with the one notion that “it was G.O.D” that made everything possible. Priscilla Owusu, who has expanded her career to creatively direct music videos has hinted that the second season of ‘A Lesson Learnt’ is coming and it’s nothing that you’ve seen yet, so stay tuned.
R.M Moses came out on top for Favourite Emerging Short Film Director, the young indie filmmaker revealed how “humbled” he won that he’s won and is currently working on his debut feature film, which he plans to release near the Summer. As we know, if Moses is silent from the spotlight, he’s definitely writing some fresh content…
Favourite Podcast went to 20th something; founded by Naomi Simon and Ogaga Minimumwaj. If you want a different perspective on the issues of racism and the beauty of Blackness from the Black British experience, then this is it. Nicki Minimumwaj has reassured the idea that we’ve stated before about Blackness being a box of chocolates – all the same, but different experiences: “…a lot of the times when things happen, there’s an African-American narrative of what Blackness is. Blackness isn’t one thing, it isn’t one ethnicity…it’s many.”
Michael Dapaah won two awards last night in both of the comedy categories – Favourite Online Comic Personality and Favourite Comedy Banter Channel. His alter-characters has placed in among one of the most talked about breakthrough last year with Big Shaq among the line-up for this year’s We Are Fstvl. Also making a breakthrough is Elijah Quashie aka the Chicken Connoisseur, who is this year’s Digital Vanguard. The Mandem On The Wall trio Joivan Wade, Percelle Scott and Dee Kaate were recognised for their Digital Achievement. Bridge Media Founder Josh Bridge won Favourite Digital Content Producer and is currently working on a new online webseries that is about to launch very soon.
Congratulations to all of the winners last night! For all our images captured on the night check out our facebook page and while you are there click the “like” button.