Melanie’s work on Cronulla Riots – The Day that Shocked the Nation has won Best Editing in a Documentary Program at the 2014 ASE Awards. These awards are affectionately known as “Ellies” due to the unique pure bronze award statuette. Melanie was presented the award by Jon Barrie from Adobe. This is Melanie’s sixth nomination and second win at the Australian Screen Editors Awards.
Cronulla Riots – the Day that Shocked the Nation has recently been honoured with a prestigious Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism. The powerful, interactive documentary won the category for Multimedia Storytelling. Cronulla was also a finalist in the category of Best Documentary. To watch please follow this link to the SBS website.
Spine has been picked as one of the six must-sees of Flickerfest in the Sydney Morning Herald! Spine will be showing at Flickerfest on Monday 14th January at 9pm and Thursday 17th January at 4:30pm.
Melanie has been nominated for two ASE (Australian Screen Editors) awards for her work this year. Spine has been nominated for best editing in a short film, and Despite the Gods has been nominated for best editing in a feature documentary.
Spine, a short film edited by Melanie Annan, has picked up the Film Victoria Erwin Radio Award for Best Australian Short Film at the Melbourne International Film Festival. A great start for this taut and suspenseful short film directed by Sophie Miller. Spine Website.
Despite the Gods has its Australian premiere at the Sydney International Film Festival. In a sold out session the film proved to be a hit with festival goers. Variety said, “this is a penetrating, highly entertaining portrait of Lynch as an artist and single mother living through the despairing lows and exhilarating highs of filming on the subcontinent.” – Richard Kuipers, Variety – full review.
Melanie won best editing in a short film with Something Fishy at this year’s ASE (Australian Screen Editors) Awards. The awards are nicknamed “Ellies” after the bronze elephant statue awarded to winners. Something Fishy, directed by Kristy Best, is a quirky black comedy that “taps into the sweetest, most naive part of children and turns it on its head. And does so in a funny, and slightly morbid, but totally bad ass way.” (Merrel Davis, Filmmaker. Full Article)