Director Sam Stuchbury Wins Cannes Prize
Aucklander Sam Stuchbury has won a Silver Screen Young Director Award at Cannes for his work in raising awareness about the effects pornography has on children, directing the government-funded viral porn commercial “Keep It Real Online”.
The award is recognised as the most important “must-see” fringe event of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
The commercial tackles the sensitive and often-avoided topic of young children’s increasingly easy access to pornography, and how this can skew their perceptions of sex.
“Winning a Young Director Award is a real honour,” Stuchbury says in a press release.
“With Keep It Real Online, we wanted to use kiwi humour to tackle a subject that can often make for awkward family conversations. We couldn’t have asked for a better client to let us really push the boat out creatively and do something that we knew might get some attention,” he says.
Original article by Scoop, July 31, 2020.