Mark Milsome was awarded the Posthumous BSC Honour. Doug Milsome was presented with Mark’s Associate BSC membership certificate at this year’s BSC Summer Lunch, which took place in July. He delivered a moving speech thanking the society and industry friends for their support.
Andra Milsome, who originally accepted the posthumous honour on Mark’s behalf at the BSC Awards earlier in the year, also spoke emotionally on receipt of the honour. “Mark would be truly honoured, humbled and touched to receive this accolade from his colleagues who he held in such high esteem. Mark will never be able to show his full creative potential to the world. He started, but had his life cut off in his prime, by such an avoidable tragedy.”
Newly appointed BSC President, Christopher Ross, said “Mark was a camera operator of the highest calibre, having been a similar skilled focus puller and clapper loader, but more significantly, he was a human being of the highest calibre and embodied everything that is great about the camera department -warmth, compassion, and determination. I urge you all to ‘Be More Mark’.”⠀
Chris urged the audience to follow and support the work of the Mark Milsome Foundation and to take their recently launched ‘Film and TV Online Safety Passport’ course (available via link in bio) developed to “Build an industry that prides itself on mutual collective responsibility, and respect for everybody’s wellbeing.”