Pacific student wins Scottish film award

Some students learn new languages, study classical art, or go on archaeological digs when they study abroad.

If you’re Cara Halliwell, you win a film award.

Halliwell, an English major from Stockton, CA, recently studied abroad at the University of Stirling in Scotland.

“During my time abroad I was a part of University of Stirling’s Film and Media Studies program and my team and I created a short documentary for our Audio and Video Production class,” recalls Halliwell, who graduated from Pacific on May 9. “I found out that it had been shortlisted for the award a couple months ago.”

Halliwell, along with classmates Martin Rowbottom, Hollie Irvine, Rachel Barr, Ismay Hutton and Sean Hayman won the award for Best Broadcast at the Scottish Student Journalism Awards for their video short ‘The Edinburgh Cowboy’ on May 28. This marks the second time this category has been included in the Awards, and the second time it’s been won by production students from Stirling. The film focuses on the work of Edinburgh-based American street performer, entertainer, magician and escapologist Todd Various. The six students were also commended in the ‘Scoop of the Year’ category at the awards.

The Edinburgh Cowboy from Stirling University Production on Vimeo.

Stirling’s renowned Communications, Media & Culture Division is part of the University’s School of Arts and Humanities.

To learn more about study abroad opportunities at University of the Pacific, visit our Education Abroad Office.

Congrats to Cara and her team on a much deserved success!

 

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