Rocket brings home a BAFTA

Digital agency Rocket is the proud winner of a Bafta Television Craft Award for its work with Arrow Media and Channel 4 on the multi-platform TV event Live from Space.

The British Academy Television Craft Awards recognise and reward the very best behind-the-scenes talent in British television. Live from Space won the “Digital Creativity” category.

Rocket managing director Andy Barratt said: “We are over the moon – pun intended! It is hugely rewarding to have our work recognised in such prestigious company.

“Our job was to bring viewers as close to the action and the reality of life on the International Space Station as we could. We had the opportunity to try out some exciting new ideas and work with amazing people, from astronauts to the guys at Arrow and Channel 4.”

Rocket developed the programme website, which included an Astronaut Test, a micro gravity game, an interactive documentary of Commander Chris Hadfield’s first ever space walk with specially recorded narration, and a distance tracker which showed how far the International Space Station was from the viewer’s location on Earth.

Even NASA was impressed – the Agency recently gave the project a Group Achievement Award for “outstanding production and execution of the first ever live documentary from the ISS”.

Rocket’s work for Live from Space has also won Gold Lovie Award and the Royal Television Society Second Screen Award.

Rocket Bafta Award
Tom Brisley, Arrow Media; Adam Gee, Channel 4; Andy Barratt, Rocket; Emma Cooper, Rocket; Annabel McLeod, Arrow Media; Mark Atkin, Channel 4 and Doc/Fest; and Nick Crossland, Rocket

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