Auckland, New Zealand (PRWEB) June 20, 2012
New Zealander of the Year Sir Richard Taylor has thrown his weight behind Media Design School’s bid to conquer the film world.
Media Design School currently has two films – Dr Grordbort Presents: The Deadliest Game and Das Tub - in the semi-finals of the global YouTube Your Film Festival and is hoping New Zealanders will vote them into the top 10.
“It’s incredible to hear that New Zealand is so well represented in the YouTube Your Film Festival with three finalists from our fair country - and then to know that Media Design School has two of those finalist spots,” said Taylor.
“We had the great fortune of working with this dynamic and talented team as they realised Greg Broadmore’s Edwardian sci-fi world Dr Grordbort as the subject of The Deadliest Game.”
“It was thrilling for Greg and I to see this team of students realise Greg’s vision so completely – re-creating the bizarre flora and fauna of this imaginary Venus and telling such a fantastic tale. We wish them the best of luck.”
Richard Taylor attended the New Zealand screening of Dr Grordbort at the Roxy Cinema in Wellington alongside artist, writer and Dr Grordbort creator Greg Broadmore and the team of students responsible for the fim’s visual effects.
ABOUT THE YOUTUBE FILM FESTIVAL
Short film entries from around the world were whittled down to 50 semi-finalists including three entries form New Zealand, two of which are Media Design School entries. The 10 films with the most votes will screen at the Venice Film Festival and compete for a US$500,000 production grant from Ridley Scott.
ABOUT MEDIA DESIGN SCHOOL
Media Design School is New Zealand’s most-awarded tertiary institution for digital and creative technologies. The Auckland-based school offers degrees and qualifications in 3D computer animation and visual effects, game programming, game art, media design and creative advertising. Media Design School is part of Laureate International Universities, the world’s largest private university group with over 58 universities in 28 countries, including dedicated design schools in San Diego, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA; and Milan, Italy. For more information, visit http://www.mediadesignschool.com