Thursday, 10 December 2009

Aspiring Filmmakers Can Get Big Break With Peter Jackson

Fancy yourself as a film director?

New Zealand will be the star of a new project that offers aspiring filmmakers the chance to get their work in front of Academy Award™-winning director Peter Jackson. The short film competition, 100% Pure New Zealand Presents Your Big Break, will give the top five entrants time working with the Academy Award-winning team responsible for The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The Your Big Break finalists will shoot and direct their own short films on location in New Zealand, with the assistance of The Lord of the Rings executive producer Barrie Osborne and world-class post-production facility Park Road Post. The five finalists will then have their completed films personally viewed and judged by Peter Jackson.

Those interested should check out to get advice and insights from Peter Jackson and Barrie Osborne, and download the competition brief. Submissions and voting open today.

To enter the first round of the competition, aspiring directors must submit a screenplay and any supporting content they think will help their selection for the New Zealand shoot. The screenplay must be for a three-minute short film that captures the spirit of New Zealand. Members of the public can vote for the “People’s Choice” finalist – and four further finalists will be chosen by an expert panel including Barrie Osborne.

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