Reverse the Wave wins Render Yard One Minute Film Challenge
GREAT news that Liverpool-based filmmaker Deena DeNaro-Bickerstaffe has won the One Minute Film Challenge with her short film Reverse the Wave.
Her 'subvertisment' highlights Nokia's provision of technology to the Iranian government. Last June, the mobile phone giant confirmed it had supplied the country with technology needed to monitor, control and read local telephone calls.
The 60-minute film will be screened in a short film festival held by Render Yard (the London-based social network site for filmmakers, actors and musicians) in London and Spain and will also appear on the its new internet television channel.
Deena, who is originally from America and works at Liverpool's FACT arts centre, says it was her network of friends and colleagues in Liverpool's social media scene who helped the film to win - particularly Ignite Liverpool and Social Media Cafe.
Reverse The Wave, which resembles a technology commercial, was originally produced and shortlisted for the 2010 TV advertisting awards Cannes Lions. Deenais currently awaiting the results of two more online competitions - the ComVideo exhibition and the 2011 Dragon Award for New Talent - so watch this space for news of how she gets on.