A huge congratulations to alumna Sally Angel (U79), whose production company Field Day Productions has won a BAFTA in the digital short form category for Missed Call.
Missed Call is the first film ever to be shot entirely on an iPhone X and the first YouTube first film to win a BAFTA.
The film brings to life a series of conversations between Victoria Mapplebeck and her son discussing how he will reconnect with a father he hasn’t seen since he was two. Her son has no memory of his dad, all that he has are the gifts he once bought and the digital footprint he left behind. A pair of baby pyjamas, a Christmas card, two emails and just 100 texts archived in a now vintage Nokia. Missed Call creates a portrait of a mother and son, through the stories and secrets archived in the gadgets we’ve owned and discarded over the years.
Sally is the Creative Director of Field Day Productions and has previously made programmes for the BBC, UKTV, ITV, Channel 4, History and HBO and in 2016 won a News and Documentary Emmy Award in the Outstanding Historical Programming — Long Form category, for the film Night Will Fall, which she produced.