SAE Australia film graduate wins global alumni award

Perth

14 Oct 2016

Alumni winner HERO

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SAE Australia film graduate wins global alumni award

14 Oct 2016

A HUGE congrats to SAE Perth film graduate Hayden Fortescue for winning Best Film Production for his short film Council at the 2016 International SAE Alumni Awards in Cologne, Germany.

SAE Institute Australia Alumni winner, Hayden FortescueSAE Institute Australia Alumni winner, Hayden Fortescue, with fellow SAE film graduate and business partner, James Pentecost (VCR Media)

The 2016 SAE Alumni Convention and Awards is a two-day convention and networking event designed for creative-media development and technology enthusiasts. Featuring a trade show and a series of industry seminars and master classes, the event culminates with the Awards Ceremony and after-party.

Check out Hayden's travel Vlog of the SAE Alumni Award experience

International SAE Alumni Convention and AwardsDay 1 of #saecon16. @hfpresents

Hayden was selected to represent Australia from more than 100 applications submitted by SAE alumni graduates from across the country and all six disciplines. The prize included travel for Fortescue and a guest to attend the convention in Germany.

Over 190 SAE Alumni finalists from 17 countries were announced globally. Hayden is the first Australian in SAE's 40-year history to take out his category!

Vlogger travel kitHayden's travel Vlogging gear for the trip to Cologne @hfpresents

Since graduating from SAE Perth with a Bachelor of Film in 2010, Hayden has worked across Australia on 14 feature length productions including; Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Red Dog: True Blue and Looking For Grace.

As well as producing his first feature film Broken Contract in 2014, the alumni award winner was recently interviewed by Film Ink magazine about his most recent short film, Council.

The young filmmaker described his latest project as retro futuristic. "Council is set in the indeterminate future where overpopulation is a serious danger and must be managed by a panel of judges who are responsible for determining who will live, and who must die, on an annual basis." Read Film Ink’s interview with Hayden.

We are so happy for Hayden, for his great achievement and we're proud to have him as an SAE Australia Alumni ambassador.

To read more about the awards and for a full list of winners in their category, check out the SAE Alumni Global website.

SAE Institute Australia Alumni winner, Hayden FortescueSAE Institute Australia Alumni winner, Hayden Fortescue, accepting his award