1. Something Special


    from Kristi L. Simkins Added 161 2 2

    Written and directed by Kristi L. Simkins SOMETHING SPECIAL is the story of a young war veteran exploring the magnificent wilds of New Zealand to fulfill the last wish of a close friend who died in combat. This is a powerful film about friendship, loss, and healing. With Academy Award-winning producer Barrie Osborne (LORD OF THE RINGS, THE MATRIX) as executive producer, the film was shot with a RED ONE on location in Queenstown, New Zealand. “[SOMETHING SPECIAL] showcased the landscape in the most dramatic and spectacular way. It was well performed and beautifully directed. The idea of contrasting the peace and beauty of New Zealand with the horror of war was an interesting and ambitious undertaking. I commend Kristi for taking risks with the storytelling.” – Sir Peter Jackson (LORD OF THE RINGS) http://www.SomethingSpecialFilm.com

    + More details


      from Rajneel Singh Added 10.8K 159 29

      "Blank Spaces" is a 3-minute short film produced under the "Your Big Break" Filmmaking Competition run by Tourism New Zealand in 2010. It was one of 5 scripts selected out of over a thousand entries and then produced at the price of $100,000NZ per film. The rules were that the films had to be shootable in Queenstown, New Zealand with 5 days of preproduction, 2 days filming and 7 days of post-production at Peter Jackson's Park Road Post facility in Miramar, Wellington. The scripts were supposed to reflect, embody or celebrate Tourism New Zealand's then current campaign: 100% Pure New Zealand - The Youngest Country On Earth. The scripts were selected by a panel made up of Academy-Award winning producer Barrie Osborne, Academy Award winning visual effects director Christian Rivers, notable film editor David Coulson and New Zealand film producer Philippa Campbell. "BLANK SPACES" was also recently awarded "Best Short Film" at the 2011 MBF INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL. PRAISE FOR "BLANK SPACES" "This was a beautifully told short film with an understated and delightfully wry sense of humour. It was very assured piece of storytelling. I enjoyed watching it immensely." - Sir Peter Jackson (director of "The Lord Of The Rings" Trilogy, "King Kong", "The Lovely Bones" and "Heavenly Creatures"). "It looks great, sounds great, and has a fun premise introduced/explored/executed in an astonishingly short period of time. " - AintItCoolNews.com "BLANK SPACES is an excellent idea which has been executed equally well. Brilliantly shot and edited, this short film is a treat - a true celebration of the human spirit.’" - Kabir Khan (director of "Kabul Express" and "New York")

      + More details
      • YBB Entry - The Sandhouse


        from William Bundy Added 13 0 0

        Three minute pitch film for the "Your Big Break" film competition in 2009/10, that was ultimately judged by filmmaker, Sir Peter Jackson. Stock footage provided by the competition is used, and all photos/music are taken from the internet, but screenplay excerpts are original, as is the story. Your Big Break YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClXWXpP1r-_JO7-p02Pr9yw Competition entry page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO7PV1OewEY

        + More details

        What are Tags?


        Tags are keywords that describe videos. For example, a video of your Hawaiian vacation might be tagged with "Hawaii," "beach," "surfing," and "sunburn."