Award in the frame
Throwing back energy drinks was well worth it for Matamata College students recently after winning Best School Team, Best Homage and being nominated for Best Score at the Waikato regional V48HOURS film competition.
Year 13 media students, Timothy Brooky, Staci Tappin, Kyle Van Waveren, Nina Reichardt and Sarah Perrott, all aged 17, recently entered New Zealand’s largest film competition, the V48HOURS. The team’s film Dream Warp was screened at the Chartwell cinemas along with other finalists in the Waikato region after being placed in the top 12 and winning titles in the competition.
‘‘After entering this competition for a bit of fun we were surprised and stoked to find out we made it into the Hamilton City final,’’ Timothy Brooky said.
The competition had hundreds of entries which included school teams, university students and professional film makers.
All films which had to be made and completed between 7pm Friday, May 20 until 5.30pm Sunday, May 22. The team received the genre of musical dance, the prop of a bent piece of wire, the line of dialogue ‘‘What have you got?’’, the character Bobby Young – an ex-bully and the editing technique of a freezeframe ending.
media teacher Kristy Wiggins said: ‘‘This is a huge accomplishment and the students should be proud of their success.’’
Picture perfect: V48HOURS film team from Matamata College. From left, Timothy Brooky, Nina Reichardt, Staci Tappin, Kyle Van Waveren.