Oscar-nominated film producer Lee Thomas, who tutors MA students at Birmingham City University, missed out on an Academy Award in the Best Short Film Live Action category last night. His film "The Voorman Problem" lost out to Danish fantasy "Helium", a film about a terminally ill boy.
The prestigious award ceremony took place in Los Angeles yesterday.
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