Although gold was their preferred colour, scooping a slightly darker shade at their first attempt is no mean feat.
Blonde's short film The Chef’s Heir (www.thechefsheir.com) an absurdist comedy directed by Matty Melvin, scooped third place at this year’s Straight8 Industry Shootout, a short film competition presented by the APA, which premiered at Cannes during the Lions Festival. Blonde have donated their prize money to their nominated charity, Children with Cancer UK (www.childrenwithcancer.org.uk).
The chance to flex their creative muscles and compete against the likes of, none other than; Droga5, Adam&EveDDB, Wieden+Kennedy and Hogarth Worldwide (to name just a few of the amazing companies involved) was a great challenge. With the rise of digital, seeing a film on the big screen is a joy not experienced as often. To see their film for the first time, on the big screen, in front of a large audience, comprised mainly of strangers, is an even rarer experience. But to be nominated, by their fellow shootout competitors, for third place really topped off a remarkable trip to Cannes.
All the competitions films will be shown in London in a few weeks, before they are released online. For a chance to catch all of them on the big screen please keep an eye out on the Straight8 website (www.straight8.net/shootout). Everyone loves the nostalgic, retro, out of focus look of Super 8mm, don’t they?!