Winners at the Royal Television Society Awards 2018

Candle & Bell were winners at the 2018, Royal Television Society North East and Border Awards. Our short film, ‘They Live in Forests, They Are Extremely Shy’, written and directed by Saeed Taji Farouky, and produced by Maria Caruana Galizia, picked up the award for Best Short Form Drama.


The film is set in Victorian England, and follows an Indigenous Australian man, played by award winning actor Tom E Lewis, as he arrives in England to attend the Colonial Exhibition of 1886. He plays the "good native", until a chance encounter forces him to decide whether to live his life with diplomacy or authenticity. It is a short story dense with themes of oppression, dehumanisation, resistance, and the determination of indigenous people to fight for their literal and cultural survival.

They Live in Forests, They Are Extremely Shy, was broadcast on Channel 4 on the 4th December 2017 and you can find more information and watch the film by clicking here.