Date: 25th November 2017
A Perfect Child, the film by St Margaret’s and Christ’s College students, has earned a second major win following its recent success at the ATOM Award in Australia. It has been voted Best New Zealand Film at the annual Uni Shorts student film festival beating thirty finalists from around the word.
Written by Year 13 students Nina Hogg and Simon Brown, the film took a year to produce from start to finish, involving 65 students, mentors and teachers with students involved in every aspect of production, including writing, directing, casting, costuming and post-production.
“This award is something we never thought would or even could happen when we began the project in 2015,” said Nina. “The title ‘Best New Zealand Film’ is a dream come true, but only through the hard work and dedication of all the students involved.”
The 18-minute long A Perfect Child tells the story of Ava, a young girl in an orphanage who comes to realise that fellow orphans are being cloned to create perfect children.
A Perfect Child also won the Best Secondary School category with judges praising the Christchurch-based students for their strong premise and depth of talent.
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