Film director Eric lands Student Television Award

Graduate honoured at Royal Television Society ceremony

Date posted

18 May 2017


Edinburgh Napier graduate Eric Romero has landed a major prize at the prestigious Royal Television Society Scotland Awards.

The rising film director took home the Student Television Award from a ceremony at the Oran Mor in Glasgow.

Hosted by STV presenter Jennifer Reoch and comedian Des Clarke, the awards cover all forms of production in Scotland, recognising and celebrating excellence and innovation across a range of genres and crafts.

Eric won the Student Television Award for Lethe, which was described by judges as “a first class production which worked well on an emotional level. Full of power and punch.” He was also nominated for Native Immigration.

Lethe is a tragic suspense drama about a young amnesiac woman called Eve, while Native Immigration is a mockumentary about a shocking new phenomenon.

Eric was in very good company on the night.

The RTS Scotland Award, which is given to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to television in Scotland, was presented to Billy Connolly.

And Gok Wan was named On Screen Personality of the Year for Channel 4 series Gok’s Fill Your House For Free. The series, produced by Raise the Roof Productions, also picked-up the Daytime Award.

Eric’s success comes just two months after Lethe and Native Immigration were recognised at the Scottish student television showcase.

Eric received both the Comedy & Entertainment and Drama Category awards at the Royal Television Society (RTS) Scotland Student Television Awards in Glasgow.

Eric graduated from the University's Television course in 2016.

A number of scenes from Lethe were filmed at Edinburgh Napier’s Sighthill campus within its specialist Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre. Native Immigration was filmed and produced during Eric’s third year at Edinburgh Napier.

Photo by Paul Reich Photography/RTS Scotland

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