Award in the frame

Matamata Chronicle - - Front Page - By MERE­ANA AUSTIN Mata­mata Col­lege Gateway stu­dent

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.

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