We congratulate three Old Collegians, Lucas Sachs, Oliver Marshall-Harrington and Reuben Bray, who graduated from the College at the end of 2012, for winning a significant film award.
Last year, as part of their NCEA Level 3 Media Studies course, the three created a gritty ‘noir’ short film production called ‘The Night of the Lives.’ This has just won the inaugural Best NZ Secondary School Short Film Award at the Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival 2013 held at Auckland's Unitec Institute of Technology over the weekend of 13-14 April.
The story follows the night of the school ball. Jack has just awoken from a violent attack to find his girlfriend Sarah dead, setting off a night of revenge fuelled retaliation in a quest for answers.
Already endorsed by ‘Indy Mogul’, an Internet-based video webcast geared towards independent film-makers, the film won both the People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice awards at the College film night - The Kents 2012.
This award comes on the heels of news that Lucas has just been accepted to the prestigious NYU film school in New York City for his tertiary studies.
We wish all three boys well as they continue their studies.
Their entry into the competition can be viewed here: