We have two wins to celebrate after this year's Shots Awards 2013 took place last night (Thursday 28 November). It's one of Advertising's Biggest Nights celebrating achievements in media & advertising at a house packed full of creatives, directors, producers, editors...
First up was Room 8 which led to wins by MPC London who triumphed in a very strong field Post Production House of the Year with an extremely strong body of work. And then Gravity Road and Independent Films picked up the award for Branded Short Film of the Year for the excellent, mind-bending Bombay Sapphire film, directed by James W Griffiths (who has since been signed by Independent). Beyond those who picked up the award, there are lots of people to thank for the success of the film, most notably Sophie Venner who came on board to produce it and Adrian Marler who worked with James on the concepts and how to shoot it, Peter Francis who designed the sets, Magni Agustsson who lit it, Lennert Busch who composed the music, Kasia Lesniak's team out in Poland who worked on it despite the tiny budget, and of course Tom Cullen and Michael Gould who starred in it!
2013's Editor of the Year was won by 2011 shots Award-winner and super talented editor of Crocodile Paul Hardcastle of Trim Editing who was there last night until the early hours this morning and so is feeling a bit rough today. He might not be as much fun as he might otherwise be at Trim's Christmas lunch today.
I am sure everyone had a great night of it. I hope Sophie hasn't lost her mobile, and I guess it's Friday today, so how ambitious does everyone need to be. Well done everyone!