“A Place to Learn, A Place to Live” – 2015 International Student Awards for StudyNSW

Each year StudyNSW from the NSW Department of Premiere and Cabinet hosts an International Student of the Year Awards ceremony to recognise, acknowledge and celebrate the exceptional international students and organisations that help them in NSW.
We were asked to create short 1 minute videos of each finalist to be screened as the group of nominees for each category, then produce a 3 minute video telling the whole story of the awards night and the vision and importance of the incredible contribution these young people bring to our shores when they come to study in NSW.  We shot almost non-stop for 2.5 weeks racing across NSW capturing each student’s story and their surroundings, meeting their teachers and peers who admire and applaud them for their warmth and humanity in interacting with their new local communities.  They were each utterly amazing passionate individuals who left us feeling extremely humbled and inspired by the drive they had to help and participate in a new foreign place regardless of being so far from home and where language was also a barrier for many.