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“Planet Earth II,” “Last Days Of Solitary” win RTS Craft & Design Awards

Planet Earth II and Last Days of Solitary were among the factual and reality programs to receive Royal Television Society Craft & Design Awards Monday (Nov. 27). Hosted by RTS, Britain’s leading forum ...
November 28, 2017

Planet Earth II and Last Days of Solitary were among the factual and reality programs to receive Royal Television Society Craft & Design Awards Monday (Nov. 27).

Hosted by RTS, Britain’s leading forum for television and related media, the awards celebrate excellence in the skills and processes involved in program production across 31 categories.

Dan Edge and Lauren Mucciolo took home the prize for Director – Documentary/Factual & Non Drama for Last Days of Solitary. The film looks at the long-term effects of solitary confinement in prison and the efforts being done to reduce its use.

Elsewhere, BBC’s natural history docuseries Planet Earth II (pictured) picked up a few awards including the Design & Craft Innovation award, Photography – Documentary/Factual & Non-Drama.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to sound supervisor Tony Revell, whose more than three-decade career has seen him work on shows such as Top of the Pops and Strictly Come Dancing.

The winners of the RTS Craft & Design Awards were announced at a ceremony hosted by comedian and Love Island presenter Iain Stirling at the London Hilton, Park Lane.

The list of factual, reality and documentary winners is below. For a complete list click here

Director – Documentary/Factual & Non Drama
Dan Edge & Lauren Mucciolo — Last Days Of Solitary Mongoose Pictures and Frontline PBS for BBC4

Editing – Documentary/Factual
Sam Santana — Bring Me Back To Life The Garden Productions for Channel 4

Make Up Design – Entertainment & Non Drama
Siobhán Harper-Ryan — The Drug Trial: Emergency at the Hospital Raw TV for BBC2

Photography – Documentary/Factual & Non Drama
Production Team — Planet Earth II BBC Studios, The Natural History Unit for BBC1

Picture Enhancement
Dan Gill — Hospital - Series 2 Label 1 for BBC2

Production Design – Entertainment & Non Drama
Florian Wieder — Britain’s Got Talent Thames SYCO for ITV

Design & Craft Innovation
Planet Earth ll — BBC Studios, The Natural History Unit for BBC1

Lifetime Achievement Award
Tony Revell

 

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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