Sponsoring the Elouise Carden Rising Star Award for Post Production

Created as a tribute to a past MD within the Radiant Group, we’ve been proud sponsors of the Elouise Carden Rising Star Award for Post Production several times, most recently in 2024.

Elouise

Elouise Carden (Ellie) was a powerhouse in post production, joining our business in 2005 and quickly moving up the ranks to become general manager, then joint managing director in 2014, working alongside Ben Plumb, who remains our MD today. Ellie very sadly passed away aged 39 in 2020.

We established the award in Ellie’s name, with support from the Women in Film and TV Awards and with the aim of continuing Ellie’s sterling work of encouraging women in the industry and bringing up the next generation of women in post production. The award puts a spotlight on new female talent, bringing attention to the outstanding work of early career women working in this field.

The winner receives a £2,000 bursary which can be used for training, professional development and equipment to further their career in post. The nominations are considered by an industry jury.

Nominees are required to have worked in the industry for up to five years and to have made a real impact for colleagues and/or clients. The eligible roles are junior audio assistant, junior facilities assistant, junior online editor/colourist, junior post producer, junior technician/machine room assistant, VFX assistant and runner.

Nominees need to show a genuine curiosity and passion for post production, and to consistently go above and beyond expectations of their role. Just as Ellie always did.