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Roxy5 Film Competition Winners

posted 2 Jun 2015, 18:06 by OC Web   [ updated 2 Jun 2015, 21:10 ]
A team of four Digital Media students led by their teacher, Stephen Aitken, won the first Roxy5 film competition in Wellington last night. Students Thomas Abel, Michael Cooper, Shania Sharrem and Andy Tam were thrilled to accept their award at a red carpet premiere of the four finalists’ films, held at the Roxy Theatre. The Ōtaki College team was one of four finalists chosen from 13 entries from secondary schools throughout the Wellington/Kapiti area. Their film, Life is But a Dream, is about a sailor who leaves England in 1860 and wakes up in Wellington 150 years later.

The competition was founded by Weta Digital’s Jamie Selkirk and the theme this year was based around Wellington’s 150th anniversary as a capital city. The students won $5,000 for the College, a Weta designed trophy and a full day tour of Mirimar’s film making facilities.

Mr Aitken said of the experience “To have an industry leader like Jamie Selkirk encouraging and celebrating the success of our young people is just huge. The students can now rest assured that they can produce the kind of work that will meet with audience acclaim, and that they can follow their passion". 
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