Despite their music video was banned by state broadcaster TVNZ,The Downlow concept wins the prestigious Golden Jandals at the 2008 Radio Active 89FM Handle the Jandal DIY music video competition the other day.
According to Hadden Morrison, Event director, this year’s event continued the legacy of creative craziness and number -8 weirdness set from previous Handle the Jandal event.
As I said the over all winner went to Auckland’s The Downlow Concept,directors of the controversial video for The Hot Grits song Headlights.
In the Music Video featured children drinking milk as if it was hard liquor and was reportedly banned by TVNZ for exploiting children. Unsurprisingly, that video also won the category award for Best Exploitative Tactics.
Radio Active 89Fm Handle the Jandal is the Annual competition for Do-it-Yourself New Zealand filmmakers to create music video for local bands and artists.
According to publicist Phil Reed, this year they recieved 122 entries of which 15 were selected as finalist. The Category winners for the 2008 Handle the Jandal DIY music Video Awards were:
Best Exploitative Tactics to Promote A Band: The Downlow Concept: The Hot Grits, Headlights
Best Editing: Curtis Baigent: The Bonnie Scarlets, It’s Getting Me Down
Best Cinematography: Logan McMillan: Flip Grater, Ring Around The Rosie
Best Concept: Daniel Alexander Fowler: Denmark Street, Will You?
Best Animation: Marco Vidaurre: The Ruby Suns, Tane Mahuta
Rising Star: Daniel Alexander Fowler: Denmark Street, Will You?
And the ‘Golden Jandal’ for People’s Favourites:
2nd Runner up: Curtis Baigent: The Bonnie Scarlets, It’s Getting Me Down
1st Runner up: Ben Forman/Judah Finnigan: Deep Sea Regret, So Far So Good
The Golden Jandal: The Downlow Concept: The Hot Grits, Headlights