BAFTA names UWL graduate as 'Breakthrough Brit'

University of West London alumna, Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, has been included in BAFTA’s prestigious list of Breakthrough Brits of 2018. The list identifies the most exciting talent to watch across film, games and television in the UK.

The filmmaker was selected by an illustrious panel which included Hollywood A-lister Gemma Arterton.

The 18 winners, whose achievements will be celebrated at an industry reception on 7 November, will receive mentoring and support from the academy to take their careers to even greater heights.

Fodhla graduated from UWL in 2008 with a BA (Hons) Film degree. In 2013, she received an Oscar nomination for ‘Head over Heels’, a short film she produced.

Fodhla’s productions since that time have included the 2016 BAFTA-nominated drama ‘Lady Macbeth’ and the 2017 documentary, ‘My Generation’, starring Sir Michael Caine.

Paul Lohneis, Head of the London School of Film, Media and Design, said:

As an UWL Film alumna, Fohla continues to demonstrate her flair and commitment to her art, and she embodies the best attributes of her university school. We are very proud of her achievement, and wish her and her latest film every success.

Learn more about Fodhla’s impressive career in this video produced by BAFTA.

Read about this year’s top newcomers across film, games and television on the BAFTA website.

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