I was lucky enough to attend the 2009 Handle the Jandal Video Music Award last Friday at the Embassy theater courtesy of Phil Reed and Annie Richardson of messagetraders.
Among 15 finalist that where shown on the big screen, Parallel Dance Ensemble won the Golden Jandal for best video, as voted by the audience during the awards night. Check the pictures. or my video during the awards night.
If you want to see the best music video directed by Lisa Dunn,click
The category winners for the 2009 Handle the Jandal DIY Music Video Awards are: Producer's name, Band
Song Best Use of Exploitative Tactics to Promote A Band: Judah Finnigan and Ben Forman: Highlife,Berserk
Best Editing: Joe Fish: James Duncan, A Obvious
Best Cinematography: Kimberley Brown: Electric Wire Hustle, Perception
Best Concept: Lisa Dunn: Parallel Dance Ensemble, Weight Watchers
Best Animation: Preston McNeill: Isaac Aesili, With You In My Bed
Rising Star 2009: Greg Pawsey: Cougar Cougar Cougar, Satans Blues
And the Golden Jandal for the peoples' favourites:
First: Lisa Dunn for Parallel Dance Ensemble's Weight Watchers.
Second: Mike Gray for El Schlong's The Baddies Are Coming
Third: Judah Finnigan and Ben Forman for Highlife's Berserk
The finalists received prizes that included filmmaking services and equipment from Panavision, Sticky Pictures, Portsmouth and Park Road Post.
Handle the Jandal is the annual competition for Do-It-Yourself New Zealand filmmakers to create music videos for local bands and artists. All videos must be completely self-funded and may only use New Zealand music.