It has been exciting and rewarding watching the live stream of the awards from Shed 10 tonight as first Bevan Crothers, Best Documentary Cinematography, then Bryn Evans, Best Documentary Director, and finally Paula Jones and Alex Lee went forward to collect the award for Best Documentary.
This awesome achievement puts to icing on the cake for what has been a stellar year for Billie Jordan, the Hip Op-eration Crew and all those involved in the Hip Hop-eration film. And let’s not forget the other star of the show Waiheke Island itself which will benefit enormously from an enhanced international recognition gained by the making of this film. This will mean more visitors, more business and an improved economy.
As if all this wasn’t enough the documentary came fourth, out of 300 documentaries worldwide, at the Amsterdam Film Festival.
Congratulations to all our winners. They are most deserving of their awards.