Monday, April 15, 2013

Kawasaki flicks get awarded at New York Festivals World's Best Television & Films competition

This spectacular promo video for the 2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R won a gold award in the 'best event venue' category at the NYF World's Best Television and Films competition

A promotional video for Kawasaki that was filmed on the Isle of Man last year has been recognised as being among the best of its kind at New York Festivals World's Best Television & Films competition. The film achieved first place in the ‘best event venue’ award category.

Now in its 55th year, New York Festivals is recognised as a major event by those involved in television and film industries on a global scale. “For the new ZX-6R, we used the iconic Isle of Man TT course as the location and engaged a top TT rider to star in the video. Spurred on by positive public reaction, we decided to enter submissions in several categories of the New York Festivals awards, including best venue, in the hope that they would be perhaps be selected among the finalists. To achieve this and then go on to win a total of two golds, one silver and a bronze award was quite simply amazing,” says Senior Brand Officer for Kawasaki Motors Europe, Frank Zoontjes.

With a judging panel comprised of over 200 directors, producers, journalists, writers, actors, creative directors, art directors, filmmakers, composers and programming executives who are award-winners themselves, the decision making process was rigorous. “We have been working with Kawasaki for a number of years and felt the videos were worthy of wider recognition. To have each win the top award in a major category is an amazing feeling which makes all the hard work of the team involved worthwhile,” says Kawasaki film maker Tom Moran.

“I had never done anything like this before and to witness roads being closed, helicopter filming coordinated with a camera ‘chase bike’ and all the other elements being organised by the production team convinced me that we would have something special for Kawasaki fans to view. If I achieve the same level of success at the TT races in June I will be delighted,” says Kawasaki rider James Hillier, who stars in the Kawasaki promo videos for the new ZX-6R.

As well as first place in the ‘event venue’ category for the Ninja ZX-6R 636, the Kawasaki films also won best cinematography for the Z800 productions and achieved silver and bronze status for cinematography and production design respectively for their ZX-6R video.

This promo video for the Kawasaki Z800 won the 'best cinematography' award at the aforementioned New York Festivals competition

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