I'm so excited to be able to say that Prisca Bouchet and Briar won the Qantas Film and Television Award Craft award for Best Editing Documentary/Factual yesterday. I was so beside myself I (briefly) shed a few tears before getting it together. We were up against two highly respected and extremely experienced editors (Ken Sparks, and Cushla Dillon) so the win was a serious surprise and a huge thrill. It reflects significant respect for the craft skills we have honed on this project. For Prisca, as a fairly fresh editor, it is already opening doors to more work, and given that Briar also co-produced, directed and shot this film, the fact that she managed to also also get an award for editing is a testament to her uncompromising attitude to quality in everything she does.
Now - wish us luck for TONIGHT - we're up for Best Documentary at the Qantas F&TV Gala awards - I've got my fake tan and hollywood tape at the ready. I'll try and post some shots from the ceremony - stay tuned.