Dunedin-based company NHNZ beat the likes of the BBC this
week, winning an international award for outstanding use of
At the Focal International Awards 2010 in London, the
television production company won the best use of wildlife
and natural history stock footage award, beating the BBC and
Germany's Marco Polo Film Company.
The award was for the company's use of archival footage for
its documentary Shark Nicole, which details the journey of a
great white shark.
The documentary combined stock footage with location footage,
with NHNZ footage researcher Lemuel Lyes using stock footage
libraries throughout the world.
Also joining NHNZ on the winner's podium was veteran American
director Martin Scorcese, who won an award for best archive
restoration for work on the 1948 film The Red Shoes.