AWARDS PILE UP FOR KRIV STENDERS' BOXING DAY FILM
Pod Film’s director, Kriv Stenders (left) continues to break new ground with his Hi-Def feature film, Boxing Day.
Boxing Day is a dramatically intense film about a father’s desperate struggle to reunite his shattered family over the course of a single afternoon. Told in real time and shot as a single take the film was co written and directed by Kriv Stenders.
Since its national premiere at Adelaide Film Festival, Boxing Day has won numerous awards around the world including, The Directors Finder Award from the Australian Directors Guild (where he also received a Nomination for Best Director) and the Best Actor Award for Richard Green and a Special Jury Mention at the Montreal Festival Du Nouveau Cinema . Boxing Day has also received dual nominations at the 2007 IF awards for Best Direction and Best Actor.
The Hollywood Reporter writes, “Stenders certainly establishes himself as one of Australia’s most prominent digital filmmakers"
Boxing Day (left is a still from the film) launches on November 22nd at The Nova in Melbourne. Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane premiere dates are yet to be announced. A special launch screening, followed by a panel discussion will be held at the Nova on Tuesday the 20th of November at 6.30pm.
Backing up his success with the film, Stenders continues to direct TV commercials via Pod. His latest award achievements include Silver for Best TVC at the Indonesian Advertising Awards for his Hutchison ‘Hide and Seek’ spot and nomination as a finalist for Best Direction at Asia Image APOLLO awards in Singapore for his Hutchison Brand spot.