A FILM-maker from Bournemouth came back with a trophy at a ceremony hosted by two institutions from regional TV.

LoveLove Films was at the Royal Television Society’s regional awards, hosted by Meridian Tonight’s Fred Dinenage and BBC South Today’s Sally Taylor.

LoveLove’s lead animator and director, Sunny Clarke, won the RTS Southern Centre award for best graphics, for his work on Coastwise, an educational safety musical film.

Judges commended him for his “mastery of technical skills”.

The Winton-based company was also in the running for the RTS’ online production award, but lost out to the BBC South Digital Unit for the content it created across the BBC platform.

Sunny Clarke said: “It’s such an honour to win an RTS for something that I enjoy doing so much. At LoveLove Films we are all so passionate about animation and we have worked on some great projects such as SAS: Who Dares Wins for Channel 4, Williams for BBC Films and Cycling UK’s 2017 TV Advert. Although it’s great to be recognised for my work there is a super supportive team with me throughout the production process.”

LoveLove Films’ managing director Georgina Hurcombe said: “I am absolutely thrilled in regards to this year’s successes. The whole team put such pride into everything we produce. We’ve had a great start to 2018 and Sunny winning a RTS awards is just the icing on the cake for the studio! We would like to congratulate BBC Digital Unit on winning the online production category – we were delighted to be a finalist with such a renowned public service broadcaster.”