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Meet New Boosted Ambassador - Joe Hitchcock 15 November, 2016
Boosted has some exciting news in the form of new Boosted Ambassador - Joe Hitchcock.
Joe has been involved in film and television since graduating from the University of Waikato in 2005. He has worked on big-budget Hollywood movies to micro-budget independent films, and travelled the Pacific to direct photography on a documentary series about Climate Change.
Winner of the AMP Scholarship in 2006, Joe animated a sweatshop comedy called The North Pole Deception which became the highlight of NZ's Show Me Shorts Film Festival 2010 (according to NZ Herald) along with a Best Direction nomination. His directorial debut feature Penny Black was released nationwide in New Zealand cinemas early 2016 and was recently awarded a Merit Award with Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Also in 2016 his NZ Film Commission funded short film Stick To Your Gun had it's world premiere at the acclaimed Palm Springs ShortFest, and Joe successfully crowd-funded his Loading Docs short Blood Sugar (featuring his incredible daughter Dahlia) through Boosted, which you can watch online here.
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