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BAFTA Reveal ‘Breakthrough Brits’ List, Includes Game Developers

Published September 26, 2013 by |

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the first BAFTA Breakthrough Brits list, in which seventeen up and coming talents within film, television and gaming will be recognised at an event on October 21st.

Working in association with Burberry, BAFTA Breakthrough Brits is an initiative that intends to support and show appreciation for the future of UK television, film and gaming. The seventeen invitees will be given a day of networking sessions and talks from industry figureheads at the BAFTA headquarters in London.

In amongst a wealth of television and film talent are game developers Oliver Clarke, who developed The Cat That Got The Milk and The Button Affair; Mitu Khandaker, who is developing Redshirt, a social network simulation game and Dan Pearce, who developed 10 Second Ninja.

Also recognised in the list are game designer Rex Crowle, who helped form Media Molecule and Sophia George, who co-founded Swallowtail Games and became the first ever Game Designers in Residence at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Chairman of BAFTA, John Willis who chaired the jury after an open call for nominations, said:

 “Through BAFTA Breakthrough Brits, we want to turbocharge the careers of really talented people right across the spectrum of the creative industries; people who are just at the point of breaking through to the next level and becoming really serious players in their industry, and could benefit from the help, support, encouragement and nurturing that an organisation like BAFTA can give them.”