The Pitch Competition Winners

Posted February 6th, 2014 by Xenia

Aurora Fearnley and Nic Crum both picked up prizes at this years ‘The Pitch’ competition. Aurora became the competition’s first ever female winner with her sci-fi short film, Pulsar. Aurora won production support from ‘The Pitch’ who will continue to help develop her idea with a budget of £25,000.

Actor David Gyasi, one of ‘The Pitch’ judges, rated her idea by saying: “For me it was the story and the character that grabbed me. I could really envisage the film and the audience who it will appeal to.”

Speaking about how she feels she says: “I’m shocked!  I know it’s an ambitious idea and I know I’ve set myself a challenge but I’m really excited about the journey of the film.”


Nic Crum won the opportunity to develop his film idea, The House With Teeth, with production support from ’The Pitch’ with a budget worth £2,500. Speaking about how he feels he says: “I’ve learnt so much from this experience – it has been fantastic!  I’ve never entered anything like this before so to have the opportunity to come to Pinewood is a prize in itself.”

Luke Walton, the project’s director says: “Each year the standard rises but this year it has been harder than ever to select a winner. Aurora looked deep inside the story and showed a willingness to develop.  Her vision, emotion and clarity won her the top prize. I am very excited though this year that we have the budget to work with our runners up to see their projects come to life.”

The Pitch film competition finalists

The Pitch film competition finalists

  1. Angela Peters

    This is wonderful news. Well done to Aurora and Nic! And so fantastic to see a first female winner. Can’t wait to hear more about these projects.

  2. Bridget Batty

    I’m so excited for Aurora: such a deserving winner! Having entered the competition and received runners- up prize three times previously she has certainly shown determination and proved herself. I wish her all the best with her short film idea PULSAR.

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