Eight is proud to announce that director Courtney Brookes has won Gold in the New Director of the Year category at the 2021 Shots Awards.
The win follows a swag of nominations for her online campaign for dating app Bumble at both AWARD Awards and CAANZ Axis and a Best New Talent nomination at Ciclope Asia Pacific.
Says Brookes: “To be recognised in a category with such talented directors is so cool, weird and surreal, it means so much to have this reassurance that I’m heading down the right path. I can’t wait to celebrate this win with the team at Eight. We’re like a family and without Lib and Katie being the rockstars they are, I wouldn’t be winning this award.”
Says Lib Kelly, executive producer and partner, Eight: “A huge thanks to Shots Asia Pacific and all the incredible jurors. We couldn’t be prouder of this win for Courtney. Fostering young talent is one of the things Katie and I are most passionate about. We knew she’d take the industry by storm, it was just a matter of when.”