Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Young film makers produce outstanding work


November 1 2006

Young film makers produce outstanding work

From documentary to comedy, the top ten films shot by secondary schools students throughout New Zealand produced some fantastic work according to judges Angela Littlejohn, former U.K. film and television producer, Peter Salmon, a former director for Weta Workshop and current writer for the Gibson Group, and Paula Allen, Head of Media Studies at Hamilton’s Hillcrest High School and media consultant with NZQA and the Ministry of Education.

The work was described as technically and stylistically sophisticated, powerful, extremely resourceful and superbly directed.

“Cut!” is an annual competition open to NCEA level two and three students nationwide. It is run by Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) School of Media Arts.

Head of School Margi Moore said “Cut ‘06” was the event’s third highly successful year and one which had encouraged, challenged and tested every individual involved to put their creative and technical talents on the line in what is probably the first time in a public arena.

“The schools and students involved can feel extremely proud of themselves,” she said.

The film’s screened to a full house at Hamilton’s Rialto Theatre on Sunday October 29 and the audience was hugely enthusiastic about the talent they were witnessing. It’s a great event and the schools, teachers and students should feel rightly proud of themselves.

The winners of “Cut ‘06” are:

Best Documentary

Hillcrest High, Hamilton

Daniel Cunningham, Blair Nicholson, Jamie McKenzie, Josh Steyn-Ross

NCEA –Not Achieved

Best Short Film

Taieri College, Dunedin

Rebecca Barnes and Chris Stratton

I’m Gunna Getcha

Best Director

St Pauls Collegiate, Hamilton

David Chan

We are Here

Best Cinematography

Pakuranga College, Auckland

Josh Young and Lorraine Edmonds

Opening Night

Best Editing

St Cuthbert’s College Remeura, Auckland

Olivia West and Madeline Wong


Best Art Direction

Taieri College, Dunedin

Rebecca Barnes and Chris Stratton

I’m Gunna Getcha

Special Mention

Script: Palmerston North Girls High School, Victim: Don’t Be A Bystander

Performance: Pakuranga College Howick, Auckland, Imagine

Score: St Pauls Collegiate, Hamilton We are Here

Best Vox Pops: Gisborne Boys High, Gisborne Nga Tangata o Turanga

Highly Commended

Rudolf Steiner School, Christchurch Lucky Strike

Pakuranga College Howick, Auckland Imagine


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Gordon Campbell: Best New Music Of 2017

Any ‘best of list’ has to be an exercise in wishful thinking, given the splintering of everyone’s listening habits... But maybe… it could be time for the re-discovery of the lost art of listening to an entire album, all the way through. Just putting that idea out there. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Ten x Ten - One Hundred of Te Papa's Best-Loved Art Works

An idiosyncratic selection by ten art curators, each of whom have chosen ten of their favourite works. Handsomely illustrated, their choices are accompanied by full-page colour prints and brief descriptions of the work, explaining in straightforward and approachable language why it is of historical, cultural, or personal significance. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Portacom City - Reporting On Canterbury Earthquakes

In Portacom City Paul Gorman describes his own deeply personal story of working as a journalist during the quakes, while also speaking more broadly about the challenges that confront reporters at times of crisis. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Christopher Pugsley’s The Camera in the Crowd - Filming in New Zealand Peace and War 1895-1920

Pugsley brings to life 25 exhilarating years of film making and picture screening in a sumptuously illustrated hardback published by Oratia that tells the story through surviving footage unearthed from the national film archives. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland