JOSH BAKER NAMED KODAK NEW DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
TVC director Josh Baker from the Sydney Film Company is the inaugural KODAK AWARD New Director Of The Year.
Greg McKibbin, Regional Business General Manager & Vice President, Entertainment Imaging, Eastman Kodak Company announced Baker’s win at a special cocktail party designed specifically for the occasion. Held on at The Water Bar at BLUE Sydney, the sell-out event screened the work of all five finalists in the presence of guests including VIP's, the AWARD Award Judges.
Chosen from a list of finalists whose work represented an exceptional standard and an amazing variety of ideas, Baker’s submission included three TVC’s: Telstra “Spread The Good Stuff” created by George Patterson Y&R, Sydney, McDonald’s “See Things” and Heineken “Past Experience”, which were both created by Leo Burnett, Sydney.
“It was extremely encouraging to witness the respect and interest shown by this prestigious audience as the finalists' work was screened,” noted McKibbin. “Josh is a remarkably talented and most deserving winner and it is our honour to announce him as the inaugural KODAK AWARD New Director Of The Year.”
As the KODAK AWARD New Director Of The Year, Baker will receive a prize of 10 x 400’ loads of 35mm Kodak Motion Picture Film valued at approximately AUD 4,000.00 and will be introduced and recognised at the AWARD Presentation Evening to be held on November 30th, 2007 at CarriageWorks, Eveleigh Rail Yards, Sydney.
Finalists were selected from an impressive collection of entries from thirteen cities from eight separate countries from around the Asia Pacific Region and the
following finalists are also to be congratulated:
Maia Horniak, Pod Film, Sydney
Kris Moyes, Revolver, Sydney
Mark Molloy – EXIT, Melbourne
Surapong Ploensang – Phenomena, Bangkok
For further details visit www.awardnewdirector.com
To view images from the night visit http://www.gekkoimages.com.au/Award/kodakawardindex.php
For more information on Josh Baker visit www.sydneyfilm.com.au