The Elouise Carden Rising Star Award in
Post Production

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RADIANT Post production AND RAPID Pictures

About the Award

The film and TV industry still has many roles where women are underrepresented, and that is particularly stark in post production. We are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new WFTV award which spotlights new female talent in post production. ​The Elouise Carden Rising Star Award for Post Production is an award which recognises outstanding work by an early career woman working in post production.

Nominees are required to have worked in the industry for up to four years and have made a real impact on colleagues and/or clients. The award recognises someone who consistently goes above and beyond the expectations of the role and shows a genuine curiosity and passion for post production.


Submissions are open to female runners, audio assistants, assistant online editors, junior post producers, post production assistants and post production bookings, junior post production engineers, machine room assistants, and VFX assistants. Submissions have now closed.

The winner of this award will receive a £2,000 bursary which can be used for training, professional development and equipment to further their career in post. 

Elouise Carden, who sadly passed away in 2020 was the joint Managing Director and Co-Owner of both Rapid Pictures and Radiant Post Production. Elouise was passionate about nurturing new talent in our industry, and in particular women working in post production. This award is in honour of Elouise and will continue the work she started. It's free to nominate your post production rising star. The new award will be presented at the WFTV Summer Party.

2022 award winner

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Elouise Carden was the co-owner and joint managing director of Rapid Pictures and Radiant Post Production.

After leaving University, Ellie joined EMap and then became Account Manager at Broadcast Magazine, where she fell in love with the people and realised the TV industry was exactly where she wanted to be.
Ellie joined Rapid Pictures as Marketing & Sales Manager in 2005. She quickly moved up the ranks and became the General Manager. In 2014 after the founding members took a step back, Elouise took over as Joint Managing Director and co-owner, along with her friend and business partner Ben Plumb. Since then, they have been key in the growth and success of the facility.
In September 2017, the duo further expanded and took over the space of a former post production company in Shepherds Bush to create Radiant Post Production, a sister company to Rapid Pictures. Ellie was largely responsible for the Sales & Marketing activities, as well as the HR at both companies. Both companies remain and operate successfully together. Ellie developed a rare and aggressive form of adrenal cancer in 2018. Despite the cancer spreading rapidly, Ellie continued work during her treatment for as long as she could but sadly passed away in May 2020 at the age of 39.



Radiant Post Production and Rapid Pictures are a Post Production House based in London and Manchester. Combining multiple locations and decades of experience, we offer a full range of Post Production services to all major broadcasters and production companies in friendly and relaxed environments. Our award winning talent work across all genres supported by an experienced and efficient technical team.

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