Exit Films MD Corey Esse is named a judge for the Cannes Lions’ Film Craft awards. The Gisborne-raised executive, a three-time Gold Lion winner in his own right, will serve alongside judges from Europe, India, South America and the USA.
Esse is well-remembered locally for the Speight’s Great Beer Delivery, which saw a replica Speight’s Ale House become a pub on a boat, which then sailed to London. Exit, with offices in Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney, reps directors Adam Gunser, Felicity Morgan-Rhind and Greg Wood through its NZ office.
Gunser’s short Killing Phillip recently screened in competition at Clermont-Ferrand. He has a Silver Lion from Cannes for this viral ad for Ford.
Morgan-Rhind Sundance-premiered shorts Donuts for Breakfast and Together. Among her commercial work, her work on Breast Cancer NZ’s 2012 campaign won an Axis Award, while her work for Frank (below) won her a Bronze Lion in Cannes.
Wood has a range of TVCs to his name, including the campaign for Sky’s 2012 Olympics coverage. His short Helmut Makes A Quilt played in last year’s NZIFF.
The Cannes Lions, or Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity to give them their full title, run 15-21 June in Cannes. Entries close Friday 28 March, with the shortlists for the Film and Film Craft categories announced Friday 20 June.