‘The Shot’ Film Competition Winners Announced
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The winners of the ‘The Shot’ short film competition have been unveiled. David Schofield was the outright winner, wining £5,000 worth of Nikon photographic equipment and an all expenses trip to spend the day with Film Director Paul WS Anderson on the set of his latest movie. Budding filmmakers in the UK were asked to produce a 10 minute film entitled ‘The Shot’ using a Digital SLR camera.
Jessops Press Release
Jessops and The Mob Film Company reveal winners of the short film competition with Paul WS Anderson
15 March 2012 Jessops, the UK’s premier photographic retailer, partnered with The Mob Film Company announced the outright winner and second and third finalists of ‘The Shot’ short film competition at an awards ceremony at the Covent Garden Hotel in London last night.
Following the showing of all the final shortlisted entries in true cinema style, David Schofield from Ashton-Under-Lyne was unveiled as the outright winner of ‘The Shot’ and presented with his top prize of £5,000 worth of Nikon photographic equipment and an all expenses trip to spend the day with Film Director Paul WS Anderson on the set of his latest movie.
Schofield commented “I feel amazing and privileged that my work has been honoured by a group of credible film industry experts. I think it will take a while for it all to sink in and I am looking forward to meeting Paul WS Anderson on set, he is a cool guy! My film was completely self-funded so I am looking forward to choosing some great Nikon equipment that will set-me up for the future.”
Budding filmmakers up and down the country were asked to produce a 10 minute film entitled ‘The Shot’ using a Digital SLR camera. All entries were judged by a panel of film and television directors, headed by Paul WS Anderson, Director of the Resident Evil series and the 3 Musketeers 3D.
Sean Emmett, Marketing & E-commerce Director at Jessops said “Jessops is extremely proud to sponsor this event with the support of Nikon. We want to inspire our customers both in film and photography so sponsoring this competition is the perfect way to do just that, but most of all it’s rewarding to be able to give competitors the chance to showcase their talents and maybe we can help create a star of the future.”
Vadim Jean, a ‘Shot’ Judge and Director of Leon the Pigfarmer, Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather and The Colour of Magic at The Mob Films said “The quality of films entered has been amazing and ‘The Shot’ has been a remarkable project to be involved with unveiling extraordinary emerging talent, good enough to be on the big screen.”
The winners and finalists are:
Winner: David Schofield, Ashton-Under-Lyne
Second: Miren Patel, Margate, Kent, presented with Nikon D90 Digital SLR Camera
Third: George Fox, Ealing, presented with Nikon D5100 Digital SLR Camera
Finalists: Samuel Steele, Northern Ireland
Brett Parker, Eastbourne, East Sussex
Mario Sahe-Lacheante, Weybridge, Surrey
Sam Cook, Exeter, Devon
Tadas Vidamus, London
David Harris, Studying in Leeds
John Berry, Studying in Bournemouth
Visit www.youtube.com/theshotjessops to view all the entries or alternatively search on YouTube for ‘the shot jessops (person’s name)
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