Short List
CategoryA01. Direction
EntrantFINCH Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Idea Creation COLENSO BBDO Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Production FINCH Auckland, NEW ZEALAND


Name Company Position
Sarah Williams Spark Head of Brand, Communications & Experience
Liv Wright Spark Senior Business Director
Hannah Bray Spark Brand & Communications Manager
Levi Slavin Colenso BBDO Chief Creative Officer
Dan Wright Colenso BBDO Executive Creative Director
Mike Davison Colenso BBDO Creative Director
Renata Gordon Colenso BBDO Senior Business Director
Ryan Butterfield Colenso BBDO Business Director
Natasha Gill Colenso BBDO Senior Producer
Corey Esse FINCH Managing Director
Karen Bryson FINCH Executive Producer
Christopher Riggert FINCH Director
Jimena Murray FINCH Producer
Stewart Reeves THE EDITORS Editor

Write a short summary of what happens in the film

Wedding Speech, is above all a film celebrating our human relationships. It tells the story of the months leading up to a wedding. An already emotional time, complicated by the sudden hospitalisation of the bride’s father. As it unfolds, the film looks at the powerful connection between a father and daughter, their shared optimism, and a wedding gift made possible by everyday technology.

Cultural/Context information for the jury

Wedding Speech juxtaposes the audio from the wedding day celebration against pictures showing the often difficult journey to get there. The technique plays with the conflicting emotions that are a staple of every close relationship, mixing happy and sad together to create something textured and real.

Tell the jury anything relevant about the direction. Do not name the director.

Direction was to make a sensitive and compassionate film that reminded us in the power of communication with loved ones.