You can now view the winners of the 2016 Roxy5 Short Film Competition with Capital E’s films.
Kapiti College students CJ Puna, Romain Thevenon, Rachel Roberts, Nikau Wineera, Vanessa O’Neill, Corin Braddick alongside assistance from their film teacher Alouis Woodhouse takes Supreme Winner for their film, Black Dog. The film focuses on the “kiwi as” tendency to not speak out about our issues around mental health and depression. It has a layered narrative which takes us into the mind of protagonist Harry and his emotions.
Wellington High School also takes a runner-up award for their film, A Fishy Tale. The film depicts a young girl seeking the adventure and thrill of hunting for an elusive possession after being taunted by her brother. With assistance from their teacher Roger Mantel, students Molly Doyle, Ben Pickering, Lola Bieringa and Elianta Jaillet made a much-loved film.
Taking one of the runner- up awards is Kahurangi School for their film, Step by Step. Leitu Tuitama, Tina Foliga, Esther Ropati, Michael Tahaki-Fisher, Zulkifli Yes, Mia Matega, Jareece Leota, Uati Faletolu, Reuben James alongside teacher Niamh King made a story about a troubled boy on a mission to amend the sorrows and make peace with his recently deceased brother.
Finally, Rongotai College takes the People’s Choice Award for their film Gone Fishing. Their film asks the question, ‘what does it mean to be ‘Kiwi As’ for a new arrival to Aotearoa?’ A new Rongotai student (and promising private investigator), Jamal, finds out just what that means when the chocolate fish goes missing. Students, Louis Joblin, Daniel Gibbs, Zack Patten, Sohadi Yes, Krish Sharma, Vishal Patel, Mel Tofete with assistance from their teacher Nick O’Halloran made an awesome film with a wicked sense of humour!