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Parallel Dance Ensemble watches weight, win Jandal

October 30, 2009

Parallel Dance Ensemble watches weight, win Jandal

With a video that featured loads of colour, plenty of lips and lots of lollies, Parallel Dance Ensemble won the Golden Jandal for best video, as voted by the audience at last night's Radio Active 89FM Handle the Jandal DIY Music Video Awards.

The awards were held last night at Wellington's Embassy Theatre and featured the naming of six technical category winners among 15 finalists that were shown on the big screen – a rarity for music videos in New Zealand.

Handle the Jandal is the annual competition for Do-It-Yourself New Zealand filmmakers to create music videos for local bands and artists. All videos must be completely self-funded and may only use New Zealand music.

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The category winners for the 2009 Handle the Jandal DIY Music Video Awards are:
Producer's name, Band, Song

Best Use of Exploitative Tactics to Promote A Band:
Judah Finnigan and Ben Forman: Highlife, Berserk

Best Editing:
Joe Fish: James Duncan, A Obvious

Best Cinematography:
Kimberley Brown: Electric Wire Hustle, Perception

Best Concept:
Lisa Dunn: Parallel Dance Ensemble, Weight Watchers

Best Animation:
Preston McNeill: Isaac Aesili, With You In My Bed

Rising Star 2009:
Greg Pawsey: Cougar Cougar Cougar, Satans Blues

And the Golden Jandal for the peoples' favourites:

First: Lisa Dunn for Parallel Dance Ensemble's Weight Watchers
Second: Mike Gray for El Schlong's The Baddies Are Coming
Third: Judah Finnigan and Ben Forman for Highlife's Berserk

The finalists received prizes that included filmmaking services and equipment from Panavision, Sticky Pictures, Portsmouth and Park Road Post.


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