It has been announced today that Firecracker Films and Mentorn Media have both been shortlisted for the Broadcast Media Awards 2019.
Firecracker have been nominated in the Best Popular Factual Documentary category for Emma Willis: Delivering Babies. The series documented Emma’s training to be a Maternity Care Assistant (MCA), working ten hour shifts on the ward, cleaning beds and taking blood pressure. The UKTV Original was a stand-out hit for W and became the channel’s most-watched series of 2018, and is returning to the W Channel for an extended series later this year, as well as a one-off special revisiting some of the stories from Series 1 which airs on Monday 27th May on W. This is Firecracker's second nomination after being nominated for Class of Mum and Dad in the Factual Entertainment features category for RTS Scotland.
Mentorn Media have been nominated for Things Not to Say, in the Best Short Form Format category. Things Not to Say offers a platform for young people to share their unique experiences, tackling with honesty and humour the stereotypes they face every day. Covering topics from homelessness and eating disorders to dwarfism and asexuality, the show gives viewers authentic, unscripted and often funny insight into the daily lives and experiences of people around them. This was the sixth series of Things Not To Say, which has racked up millions of views on the BBC’s social media channels alone.
Follow this link to see the rest of the nominations: http://www.broadcastdigitalawards.co.uk/shortlist-2019/
The ceremony takes place on 3rd July at The Brewery in Chiswell Street, London.
Many Congratulations and best of luck to both.