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Harriett Maire, daughter of the illustrious Renaud Maire (DOP) – and filmmaking intern at the “not quite nearly as illustrious Film Construction” (their words – not ours!) – has been named the MediaWorks Television & Screen Production Graduate of the Year award for AUT University.

Maire recently completed her Bachelor of Communications, majoring in Television & Screen Production with an average of A+.

Her final project was an 8½-minute short film titled Anna, which follows the actions and interactions of a young woman on the autism spectrum. It is a story about how ‘Anna’ copes with unplanned changes, and how people react to autism in the public sphere. ‘Anna’ is a multi-faceted individual, not a victim of her disorder.

Anna is currently being submitted to film festivals around the world, and sadly, must currently be kept private for the time being … HOWEVER, you can check out the trailer below.

“The Film Con team are immensely proud of Harriett’s achievement,” says FC creative director Perry Bradley, who has promised everybody scones to celebrate!

“We all look forward to what the future brings for this talented young filmmaker,” he said.

“The combination of her love for the creative arts and her base in classical acting training gives her a holistic and informed perspective of the directing process. She is passionate about genuine storytelling.

“She loves the idea that she can create content that provides audiences with experiences and reactions different to what they encounter in their everyday lives.”

  • See the trailer below


Director/writer/editor: Harriett Maire
DOP: Steph Griesel
Producer: Phoebe Jeurissen
Anna: Geneva Norman

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