Film Construction’s Perry Bradley (DEGANZ) has been nominated for the Best Direction category at Australia’s 43rd AWARD Awards.

The nomination is for his work on NZ Blood campaign Unseen Emergencies, which details the need for blood supply and the importance of donating. New Zealander Alex O’Shaughnessy is also a finalist for Best Editing on the campaign. 

The AWARD Awards attract over 2,000 entries in the following categories: Advertising, Design, Craft, Film & Entertainment, Purpose, Innovation, Media & Planning. The Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association hosts the annual ceremony to celebrate and support the creative industries. It will take place in Sydney on May 20th.

Here is the complete list of finalists. All the best to Perry and the other Kiwi nominees.

The Guild congratulates Jamie Lawrence (DEGANZ) for being a finalist at the 2022 Axis Awards as the director of Lotto NZ’s Imagine On Ice campaign. Fellow member Ben Chesters is also a featured editor for the campaign.

The Imagine On Ice campaign commercial explores the scope and potential of Lotto to change the lives of New Zealanders. Produced by Eight Productions, the commercial is a finalist in multiple categories at the Axis Awards. Along with being up for Direction, the campaign is nominated for Editing, Cinematography, Visual Effects and Art Direction.

The 2022 Axis Awards ceremony will be streamed on March 17 from 2pm. Click here to see the complete list of finalists.

The finalists have been announced for the 2022 WIFT NZ Awards, with DEGANZ members among them. DEGANZ members Cian Elyse White and Cushla Dillon have been named as two of the 33 finalists selected from nearly 500 nominations.

Cian will be up for the SAE Award for Outstanding Newcomer, alongside Grace Palmer and Grae Meek.

Cushla has been nominated for The Weta Group Creative Technology Award, together with Alana Cotton and Krystal Paraone.

Congratulations and best of luck to both Cian and Cushla!
See the full list of nominees here

We are beyond proud and excited for the DEGANZ members who are finalists in the 2021 New Zealand Television Awards. With a total of 117 nominations from more than 530 entries and across 37 categories, this year’s finalists reflect the diversity of content and voices available to Kiwi viewers.

A big congratulations to all DEGANZ members up for awards!

Screen Auckland Best Director Drama

David Stubbs (DEGANZ)
Black Hands
Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand (TVNZ 1)

Roseanne Liang (DEGANZ)
Kevin & Co + Flat 3 (TVNZ 2)

Max Currie (DEGANZ)
Autonomouse (Neon & NZME)

Peter Salmon
Luminous Beast (Prime, Neon)

Black Hands, Creamerie and Rūrangi are also finalists for NZ On Air Best Drama Series.

Best Script: Comedy

Shoshana McCallum and Roseanne Liang
Kevin & Co + Flat 3 (TVNZ 2)

Best Factual Series

Peter Bell (DEGANZ), Tash Christie, Meg Douglas, Megan Tucker
Scottie Douglas Productions / Greenstone TV (TVNZ 1)

Fight for the Wild
Peter Young (DEGANZ), Tracy Roe, Dave Hansford
Fisheye Films (RNZ)

Best Camerawork: Documentary/Factual

Peter Young
Fight for the Wild
Fisheye Films (RNZ)

We would also like to extend our congratulations to all the finalists in the directing and editing categories:

Best Editing: Documentary/Factual

Bryan Shaw
Scottie Douglas Productions / Greenstone TV (TVNZ 1)

Toby Longbottom
Stuff Circuit (Stuff)

Simon Coldrick
Six Angry Women
Kindred Films (TVNZ 1)

Best Editing: Drama

Allanah Bazzard
Black Hands
Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand (TVNZ 1)

Eric de Beus
The Gulf – Season 2
The Gulf Productions (Three/Discovery)

Gretchen Peterson
The Gulf – Season 2
The Gulf Productions (Three/Discovery)

Best Director: Documentary/Factual

Anna Marbrook
Loimata: The Sweetest Tears
Anna Marbrook Productions (Māori Television)

Irene Chapple
The Eruption: Stories of Survival
Pencil Productions (Three/Discovery)

Natalie Malcon & Thomas Robins
Heaven and Hell – The Centrepoint Story
Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand (TVNZ 1)

Best Director: Multi Camera

Matt Barrett
Battle of Jacks Ridge
Sky Sport (Sky)

Wayne Leonard
36th America’s Cup Match
America’s Cup Events (Am. Cup website/YouTube)

​Nigel Carpenter
Aotearoa Music Awards 2020
Discovery (Three/Discovery)

The NZTV Awards are designed to recognise excellence in television, and honour the special skills and unique talents behind New Zealand television.

Finalists across all awards categories can be read here. Winners will be announced on Tuesday 1 March, 2022 at a red carpet gala event held at Auckland’s Shed 10.

A wonderful recognition for writer/director Rachel Ross (2020 Incubator alumna), who has won the SAE People’s Choice Award at the Show Me Shorts Film Festival! Rachel received the award for her film Green, a short comedy drama which delighted audiences nationwide after its world premiere at Show Me Shorts.

Green tells the tale of an estranged father and his daughter Blake who are both diagnosed with life-altering illnesses. The pair decide to smoke weed together for the first time, which becomes healing in more ways than one.

Rachel’s life and her relationship with her father inspired the making of Green. With her father suffering from prostate cancer, and having just been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease herself, Rachel had a simple plan. With some marijuana in tow, she decided to give her father a visit, and ‘light it up’, so to speak.

When speaking of this decision to smoke weed together to alleviate their pain, Rachel called it “a moment that bound us infinitely closer together, a moment I will never forget.”

After receiving the award, Rachel commented, “This film is an incredibly personal story, I knew it was an important story to be told… I want to thank my WONDERFUL creative team who pulled this together so brilliantly and most importantly my Dad, for without him this story wouldn’t exist.”