South Seas graduates made a splash at the 2013 NZ Film Awards when Tim Tsiklauri (2000), Andy Sophocleous (2004) and Nicola Pepperkorn (2004) were presented with a Moa Award as winners of the Best Self Funded Film category for their feature film ‘Crackheads’.
South Seas is delighted at the success of ‘Crackheads’ – the film enabled an impressive list of graduates to obtain valuable work experience on an ambitious and demanding low budget production.
Hailed as “the world’s first black comedy about crack”, ‘Crackheads’ is a cautionary tale about P (or “crack”), one of the world’s most insidious drugs. Four unlikely friends each have their own reasons for succumbing to the drug in this “comedy with substance about substance abuse”.
Director Tim Tsikaluri’s debut feature film ‘Crackheads’ has also won Official Selection into the Oaxaca Film Festival (Oaxaca City, Mexico) and Austin Film Festival (Austin, Texas).
Tim was also invited to a panel discussion at the Austin Film Festival – “Keeping the Vision Big With a Limited Budget”. Other distinguished panelists at the festival included Robert Rodriguez (Sin City), Diana Alvarez (The Hunger Games), Lee Aronsohn (Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory), Shane Black (Iron Man 3) & Rian Johnson (Looper).