Wednesday, October 03, 2007


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

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To view images from the night visit
For more information on Josh Baker visit


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't Heineken Past experience done over 2 years ago?

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was a great night. Congrats josh.

12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! He's been around for ages. That should give some old directos some new life & some new directors a kick in the pants.

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what did kodak say last year at the kodak gongs when josh won young director of the year. was it the same as this year?
talented director who should now recognise that he has grown up and is no longer new............

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a fuckin joke,

New director means just that, NEW!
Not a person thats been working around the traps for the last 4 years, and finaly getting some work over the last 2 years.

I rep 4 new directors in that case.
al have only been working for the same time as Josh.


4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice win Josh.

Thanks for your work this year.


4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job Josh. Have fun in NY.


5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps next year we can have best non-new version of a director.

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bitter much?

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure who you're going off at, Kodak or Josh baker? Young Director of the Year at the Kodak GONGS was any director under 30. I believe he is. He could have entered and won for the next 3 or so years if he liked.
And this New Director thing - pretty sure that was 3 years doing ads. If directors are valid, then why can't they bloody enter? And if your 4 new directors are under 3 years... why weren't they nominated? Way too much fuckin complaining with way too little knowledge of the rules.

7:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That' right. Read the rules and work it, baby! It ain't rocket science!

8:51 AM  

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