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Everyman wins a Royal Television Society award

Updated: Dec 14, 2022

We are so pleased that Jack Goessens personal, short documentary Everyman was nominated then WON an RTS award in the best short form category!

Director Jack Goessens and Producer Reece Cargan with the RTS award for best short form

The RTS Awards recognise and celebrate the best talent, skills and creativity across TV production in 2021. Juries have been meeting for the past two months, with the unenviable task of whittling entries down to a shortlist across 24 categories.

Stephen O’Donnell, Chair of RTS Scotland

“The standard of entries this year has been outstanding, and our jurors have had an incredibly difficult task in creating this impressive shortlist. I’m thrilled that we’ll be celebrating the wealth of TV talent we have here in Scotland at our awards ceremony later this month. Huge congratulations to all the nominees!”

The film

Everyman by Jack Goessens is a personal, visual essay about gender transition – focusing on the social context and exploring how the world is different living as female compared to being perceived as male.

Jack tells his story by using and reframing gender focused tropes and imagery from popular culture, mythology, history and art.


  • Adam Kashmiry as 'Mars'

  • Goose Masondo as 'Venus'

  • Arran Skillin as 'Young Jack'

  • Jamie Stewart as 'The Gatekeeper'

A majority queer cast display different aspects of Jack's life and identity, mirroring his experience from his unique point of view.

Filmed safely in and around Glasgow in October 2020, adhering to strict Government guidelines during the COVID 19 pandemic.

The team

  • Written, Directed & Edited by Jack Goessens

  • Produced by Reece Cargan for Scottish Documentary Institute

  • ​DOP: David Liddell

  • Design: Cara Roxburgh & Kirstin Rodger

  • Make Up Artist: Hollie Mckenzie

  • Composer: Alex Mackay

Further information


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