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Periscope Pictures Pty Ltd is proud to announce that its feature-length music documentary Hunter: For The Record, won ECU Best Feature Film – Factual at the 25th annual WA Screen Academy Awards (WASAs)
on Friday night.

Directed by Sam Bodhi Field and produced by Alice Ross, the film was also nominated for Best Direction (Long Form).

“It really is an honour to have been nominated. WA is recognised for having a strong documentary sector, so it an exciting time to be amongst that,” said Ms Ross.

“It was such an important film for us and it’s fantastic to receive such a prestigious award.”

Hunter: For The Record is a music documentary like no other. It is a raw tale of redemption and fatherhood, musical fanaticism and courage in the face of adversity.

It was made possible by the Australian Hip Hop community who got behind the team’s crowdfunding campaign, with additional funds provided by ScreenWest and Lotterywest.

The film tells the tale of Hunter who was known as the hard man of Australian Hip Hop. Like rock stars of the past, he was surrounded by a culture of excesses and hard living. When diagnosed with terminal cancer at just age 34, Hunter began to tell his fans his own story: through YouTube, philosophical daily tweets, in powerful self-shot video diaries, and in the lyrics of his songs. In a new era of entwining communication technologies, Hunter’s public fight for redemption before time runs out, is an intriguing tale of a native digital storyteller publicly narrating his own struggles.

For further information, please contact:

Estelle Buzzard
Buzz Corporate Communications
M: +61 (0) 437 888 019
E: estelle@buzzcommunications.com.au