(Contains mature content – for ages 16yrs and over).
Cache won Canon New Zealand’s “Eyecon” short film competition in 2013, an annual challenge offering emerging photography, and now film, students throughout New Zealand a chance to showcase their talent and have a shot at a prize pool.
The newly established Film category of EYECON also set the bar high, inspiring judges with a range genres and technical ability across the tertiary level. Jonathan Mines, from Victoria University in Wellington, was awarded with the first EYECON Film award for his short film Caché, described by judges as powerful, controversial and thought provoking.
2013 EYECON Film Mentor Garth Badger further explained the film had “good cutting, great composition and a nice choice of aspect ratio.” Now in its fifth year, the Canon EYECON competition continues to grow in both size and reputation, expanding the experience and opportunities for young photographic and film students throughout the country.
Jonathan says: “The short was made on the tightest of budgets (i.e. none – barring the camera, the gear I used is home made, and the lenses I have are vintage lenses that are a lot cheaper – and at times, more flawed but interesting – than modern lenses) with my friends (only one of whom has any real acting experience).”