Sci-fi Short Film Showcases Student Talent

Media Design School students have given a savage pulp fiction hero a new lease on life with their ambitious short film. Grordbort Presents: The Deadliest Game is based on the iconic characters created by Greg Broadmore and directed by Media Design School 3D Programme Leader James Cunningham, with 3D and visual effects by a team of 11 students. “Working at Weta for over 10 years, I’ve seen what our film industry can do,” says Cunningham. “I’ve been lucky enough to work alongside some of the most ridiculously talented people in film, but it’s an even rarer treat to see up-and-coming film artists from Media Design School showing what the future of visual effects in New Zealand holds.” The launch coincides with Media Design School’s first intake of students in the Bachelor of Art and Design - New Zealand’s first bachelor degree specializing in 3D animation and visual effects. Fans have the chance to snap up exclusive memorabilia if they watch the film at