Pictured: Clare Sturges (right) and Katy Mahood (left) who – in her former role as Campaign Planning Manager at Maggie’s – was instrumental in supporting the project from its very beginnings.
Creative Director of Brightest Films Clare Sturges has won a second BAFTA Cymru Award, following her win in the breakthrough category in 2015.
Clare wins this year for her short documentary My Brief Eternity: Ar Awyr Le, which follows the late artist Osi Rhys Osmond as he creates his last work while living with late stage terminal cancer. Osi passed away shortly after filming wrapped, in March 2015.
The winners were announced at the BAFTA Cymru Awards ceremony at St David’s Hall, Cardiff, on Sunday 2nd October. On accepting the award, Clare said:
Osi Rhys Osmond was without doubt one of finest human beings I’ve ever met – a skeptical agnostic, a maker of psychogeographies, a thinker, a teacher… a skilful raconteur until the very end. This award is for you Osi, with thanks to Hilary, to Katy Mahood, Maggie’s and University of Wales Trinity Saint David – to Ryan Eddleston, Nick Davies and Like An Egg Productions, whose talent and creativity helped to give the film its unique quality. Diolch am byth Osi. Thank you Bafta Cymru.
So what’s next?
In her role as Creative Director of Brightest Films, Clare is continuing to develop and direct outstanding human interest films for brands, causes and creative agencies. She is exploring several opportunities within mainstream television – and remains committed to promoting trust, respect, professionalism and integrity in independent filmmaking.