Top NZ Film-makers

By Arnika Hazelwood | Posted: Tuesday January 27, 2015

Congratulations to Naomi Ashby-Ryan and Ruby Harris (Year 11) for winning the Green Ideas Sustainable Lifestyle Award at the Outlook for Someday, New Zealand Film Challenge Awards in Auckland in December 2014.

Their film, "Weekday Vegetarian," was selected from more than 130 entries by film-makers aged 24 and under, all over New Zealand. Both travelled to Auckland in 2015 to receive the award from special guests, producer Tom Hern and director James Napier Robertson, who made the acclaimed film "The Dark Horse," starring Cliff Curtis.

This is the third time the pair have won an award at the competition in the past three years. They have been making films together since they were at Warrington Primary School. According to Ruby, "We want to set up a small business where we create films about self-run businesses and events that are happening about the city."

They are eyeing up Weta Workshops or a Hollywood film company when they leave school.