ROXY5 WRAPS UP FOR 2016

The three winners of the 2016 Roxy5 Short Film Competition with Capital E have screened their re-made films at the Roxy Cinema in Miramar. Students from Kahurangi School, Wellington High School and Kāpiti College have dedicated the past seven months to creating and re-making their own stories in a short film.

Working alongside industry professionals, Capital E tutors and the Park Road Post Production team, these rising New Zealand film makers have finished their 2016 film making journey and look forward to seeing their creations screened at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision in the Capital E National Arts Festival in March 2017.

More about the film makers and their films:

In Raumati, Supreme Winners from Kāpiti College, Awa Puna, Edmund Greg, Romain Thevenon, Rachel Roberts, Nikau Wi Neera, Vanessa O’Neill, Corin Braddick and industry professionals re-captured stunning moody scenes on from their film on the beach and re-created a party scene depicted in the film using extras from their school. 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.

Runner-up award winners, Kahurangi School re-captured scenes for their film, Step by Step in Strathmore, Miramar. The team not only renovated a room but deliberately tried to give a bike a flat tyre for a scene and topped their day with the essentials of on-set ice creams. Leitu Tuitama, Tanumia Matenga, Tina Foliga, Esther Ropati, Michael Tahaki-Fisher, Zulkifli Yes, Mia Matega, Jareece Leota, and Uati Faletolu made a story about a troubled boy on a mission to amend the sorrows and make peace with his brother who recently passed away from an asthma attack.

Runner-up award winners, Wellington High School began filming their short film, A Fishy Tale in Martinborough. Surrounded by dogs, horses and chickens, the team had the privilege of filming on a couple of stunningly beautiful farms. Wellington High School students, Molly Doyle, Lola Bieringa, Tristan Harris, Riley Gibson and Elianta Jaillet created a film that depicts a young girl seeking the adventure and thrill of hunting for an elusive possession after being taunted by her brother.

The Roxy5 team are already working on next years competition and are excited to offer several new prize categories including Best Original Musical Score and Best Visual Effects. Registrations have opened for Roxy5 2017 and places are filling fast – for more information head to www.roxy5.nz

Photos by Stephen A’Court

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