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Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Curious Film is the only Australasian production house to be recognised at this year’s Sir Julius Vogel Awards for science fiction, fantasy and horror.
Voted by the general public, the distinguished Sir Julius Vogel Awards run annually as part of the New Zealand National Science Fiction Convention in Wellington.
"We were so surprised to win this year's Sir Julius Vogel Award," says Pete Grasse, General Manager at Curious Film, "But the award represents everything we are passionate about in advertising – communication, storytelling, effectiveness, robots, quality production standards, and sci-fi and fantasy fandom."
Curious Film was nominated for its
  • We've got it made
  • spot, directed by Josh Frizzell, the spot shows popular Kiwi actor Oliver Driver being assembled on a robotic factory floor out of shiny white plastic, over which a soft human exterior is added. The human robot is packed into a tiny cardboard box with a label that reads, 'Buy Kiwi Made', a concept developed by Oliver Maisey and Paul Taylor at M&C Saatchi Auckland for the New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development.
    The Sir Julius Vogel Awards are administered by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Association of New Zealand, which aims to foster links between fan groups and increase public awareness of the sci-fi genre, with memberships available for NZ$10 (www.SFFANZ. org.nz).


    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You won over 'online car audio'???

    8:29 am NZST

    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    PG, you are a legend in your own right but when I went to the site the only other thing that was nominated in your category was 'online car audio'.... what does the award that you won look like? a GI Joe spray painted silver and glued on a tennis ball?

    8:32 am NZST

    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It was all Sir Julius Vogel's fault.

    8:52 am NZST

    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It is a bloody good advt,very well done,better than most of the other dribble coming out of agencies
    these days.

    11:18 am NZST

    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Who else bothered to enter? I bet Harvey Norman were pissed off!

    12:25 pm NZST

    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Well done team, a sleek piece of post that would stand up anywhere. Should get you loads more work.

    11:56 pm NZST

    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    nice one PT.


    8:23 am NZST

    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This is like that FCB house ad come true... "award you never heard of" indeed

    10:25 pm NZST


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