Marcus McKenzie’s The Projectionist won five prizes at the 21st annual South Australian Screen Awards, which celebrate the best short works made by the state’s up-and-coming filmmakers.
Starring Chris Haywood as a recently widowed pensioner who discovers he can travel into the world of his old Super 8mm home movies, McKenzie’s film collected the awards for best male performance, editing (Daniel Principe), production design (Annalisa Francesca), hair and make-up (Bec Buratto) and music composition (Chris Larkin).
Sam Matthews’ Unboxed, where six gender diverse artists share their experiences while creating an artwork based on the theme “unboxed” won the Grand Jury Prize and best documentary. Rebecca Elliott, who produced the doco with Kirsty Stark, took home the emerging producer award.
The second annual presentation of the Mercury Award, a $3,000 cash prize, which celebrates an individual’s outstanding achievement and contribution to the Sa film industry, went