» Darryn Exists

Director and writer Jamie Lawrence is a young film maker to watch out for, and films like Darryn Exist are proof as to why (click here to watch). This 6 day shoot around Wellington was an inspiration and pleasure to work on, I learnt a lot watching Jamie work, the way he communicated his wishes and direction and honoured the role of every member of his cast and crew ensured that everyone worked tirelessly and at the top of their game.  I feel very lucky to now work on all of Jamie’s productions and provide imagery for inspiration at the development and funding stages as well as being on set throughout with full access to create an on going document of what I believe will be a highly successful rise in the NZ film industry and beyond.


Jamie Lawrence – FIlm Maker, Wellington NZ

“I don’t know how Virginia does it, but her images elicit such potent emotion and thought, and I find myself transfixed, wanting more. As a filmmaker, I value Virginia’s unruffled nature and exceptional ability to capture otherwise unnoticed moments. She inspires trust and confidence, and always delivers above and beyond expectations. I would work with her again in a flash!”

FESTIVALS/AWARDS for Darryn Exists:

I. Winner – Honourable Mention Award for Best Short Film – Nashville Film Festival, U.S.A. (Oscar-qualifying) (2011)
II. Winner – Highly Commended Award – Magma Short Film Festival, New Zealand (2012)
III. Official Selection – NZ On Screen, New Zealand (2012)
IV. Official Selection – New Zealand International Film Festival, New Zealand (2011)
V. Official Selection – Rialto Channel, New Zealand (2011)
VI. Official Selection – Show Me Shorts Film Festival, New Zealand (2011)


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