A director gave Great Yarmouth a shout out at the Baftas last night after winning a prize for his film about a fishing community.

Ross Stringer won the British short animation Bafta at the ceremony which saw Oppenheimer take home seven awards.

His animation Crab Day is about a father and son in a fishing community and has a minimalist style featuring stickmen characters. 

Mr Stringer developed the animation while studying for his master’s degree at the National Film and Television School.

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He was the director of the short, winning the award alongside producer Bartosz Stanislawek and writer Aleksandra Sykulak. 

Mr Stringer, who grew up in Great Yarmouth, mentioned the town during his acceptance speech.

“Thank you to my parents back in Great Yarmouth who have supported me and who have inspired this film," he said.

“We made this film about a boy who chooses to stay sensitive and kind as he grows up.”

He said the film was about “standing up for yourself, no matter what the world thinks of you".

The 11-minute animation can be watched on the Bafta YouTube channel.