Berlin Syndrome has been nominated for eight gongs at the upcoming AACTA awards. The categories are for Best Direction (Cate Shortland), Best Film (Polly Staniford and Angie Fielder), Best Lead Actress (Teresa Palmer), Best Adapted Screenplay (Shaun Grant), Best Original Music Score (Bryony Marks), Best Production Design (Melinda Doring) and Best Costume Design (Maria Pattison). The Butchery's own Jack Hutchings has been nominated for Best Editing in a feature film for the project. The film tells the tale of a Clare, a young Australian traveller who meets and falls in love with a guy in Berlin- who ends up keeping her against her will in his apartment. The film was completed in 2016 and premiered at Sundance and then played the Berlin Film Festival.
Tim Chivers, a British born whip-smart editor has joined The Butchery's ranks, working based in Sydney. Tim's been a welcome addition to the team with an amazing work ethic, a quiet confidence and great cutting skills. Whilst he's been cutting out of The Butchery for several months, his reel and bio are now live. Go Tim!
A short film titled 'Mrs McCutcheon' directed by John Sheedy and cut by none other than The Butchery's Johanna Scott has been nominated for best short film at this years AACTA awards. The short film follows Tom, a ten year old who prefers the name 'Mrs McCutcheon' as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery, friendship and about finding his place in the world.
The Butchery's editors have had a hand in plenty of the winning work at this years AWARD held in Sydney, including cutting Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in the Television Commercial and Campaign categories. Work which picked up metal included- Bonds 'The Boys' Campaign (cut by Michael Lutman), ALDI 'Nothing beats the perfect Aussie Christmas' Campaign (cut by Jack Hutchings), Foxtel 'Date' 'Bus' 'Karen' Campaign (cut by Johanna Scott), and the McDonalds 'Anything for Love' spot (cut by Tim Mauger). Also winning on the night was the 'Letters of Gallipoli' Charity Campaign (cut by Johanna Scott).
In the Film Editing category Johanna Scott picked up Silver for Foxtel 'Date Night', Dan Lee picked up Bronze for HCF 'Health Is' and Tim Mauger picked up a Silver for McDonalds 'Anything for Love'.
Dan Lee also cut the only music video to pick up an award, Born Dirty's 'Butter' directed by Matt Devine at Revolver.