Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Talented student film-makers tackle drink driving


Media Release: 19 November 2012

Talented student film-makers tackle drink driving

Students Against Driving Drunk (SADD) and Turners Auctions are proud to announce the finalists in this year’s Turners Student Short Film Competition, an event which encourages secondary school students to tackle the issue of drink-driving on screen.

They are: Otamatea College; Whangaparoa College; Putaruru College; Gisborne Boys High School and Wakatipu High School.

Competition entrants had just five minutes of screen time to portray the key message ‘Individual choice, community of consequences’ and Turners Auctions, which is sponsoring the competition for a fourth year running, was highly impressed by what was produced.

“We are amazed by the calibre of the students’ efforts – they’ve done an incredibly professional job, and the films are compelling. Drink driving is clearly an issue that affects our community in many ways, so we’re extremely proud to be associated with this effort to promote responsible choices by our young people,” says Graham Roberts, Chief Executive of Turners Auctions.

The charitable organisation behind the competition, SADD, is eager to harness student creativity and talent in film-making to push the anti drink-driving message to their young audience.

Young people are overrepresented in all key statistics relating to drink driving, and are amongst our most vulnerable road users overall. With 30 teenagers already having lost their lives in road crashes this year, the messages of the films could not be more relevant, or more timely ahead of the high risk, holiday season, says Anna Braidwood, Chief Executive of SADD.

“142 people lost their lives to drink driving in 2010, so these student films have an important message for us all. We hope that by watching these films, people will have another reminder of the importance of making good decisions as drivers, passengers, and in looking out for our friends.”

“We will be releasing the finalist films online in mid December and we are sure that they will resonate with young people especially, given they have been written, produced and acted by their peers,”.

The five finalists have been judged by SADD student ambassadors and their placings will be revealed at individual award ceremonies held regionally with each winning school, SADD and Turners Auctions.

SADD is principally funded by the Road Safety Trust.

-Ends-

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On Andrew Little’s Debut, Mockingjay, And Drunk Texting

John Key’s credibility has taken a hammering this week – at least among the 50% of the electorate who have always had doubts about him on that score.

The other substantial story of the week has been about Andrew Little’s debut as Labour leader, which has received top marks, especially among the 25% of the electorate still voting Labour. According to some reports, the Labour caucus has been ‘in seventh heaven’ about Little’s success this week in taking it to the government in the House. More>>

ALSO:

 
 

Parliament Today:

Gordon Campbell: On Government Arrogance

Right now, National is ramming anti-terrorism measures through Parliament. This legislation will grant the SIS the power to carry out 48 hour bouts of surveillance on anyone without a warrant, and will bestow on government the power to unilaterally revoke anyone’s passports and thus deny them the freedom to travel. More>>

ALSO:

Glenn Inquiry: Report Offers Solutions To Family Violence

The People’s Blueprint unveiled today by Sir Owen Glenn’s independent inquiry into child abuse and domestic violence outlines a new, more cohesive and effective system for reducing New Zealand’s alarmingly high family violence rates. More>>

ALSO:

Environment Commissioner: Changing Climate And Rising Seas - Understanding The Science

A rising sea will be with us for a long time to come – one way or another we will have to adapt. But how high and how fast the water rises will be influenced by the speed at which the world – including New Zealand – reduces greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades. More>>

ALSO:

Key Texts With Whale Oil Released: PM Can’t Be Trusted Over Dirty Politics Defence - Greens

John Key’s answers to questions about dirty politics can’t be trusted, after he was forced to admit that he had misled journalists and Parliament about contact with attack blogger Cameron Slater, said the Green Party today.. More>>

ALSO:

Temporary Release Crackdown Continues: Corrections Review Of Phillip Smith Case

“The review by Corrections’ Chief Custodial Officer reveals that the plan for Smith’s series of temporary releases was overly ambitious and misinformed. He’s a highly manipulative and deceptive person who although technically eligible, should not have been considered for temporary release." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news