'Boy genius' wins film festival prize
A film school graduate who previously captured Wellington in miniature style has won a video competition as part of Sydney's Cockatoo Island Film Festival.
New Zealand Film and Television School graduate Jared Gray has been announced as the winner of the Transport Yourself video competition. His winning entry, 'An interview with a boy genius' took the top spot against entries from both New Zealand and Australia.
The competition gave fans a chance to win a trip to the festival as well as unrestricted access to directors and producers there.
He and film school colleague Will McGuire who starred in Mr Gray's entry are now in Sydney where Mr Gray is acting as the official behind the scenes video producer for the festival.
Judges included video expert Jon Barrie, director Stavros Kazantzidis and writer, producer and director Damian Walshe-Howling. The judges said Mr Gray's unique documentary style embodied the festival's theme.
The Cockatoo Island Film Festival runs from tomorrow until October 28 on Cockatoo Island near Sydney's Darling Harbour.
A two-minute clip which Mr Gray shot earlier this year showcased Wellington in miniature style using tilt-shift and time lapse.
It has so far received more than 42,000 views on YouTube.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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