Monster Children + Lake Wanaka Tourism Release ‘A Place to Stand’ – a short film by Jake McCann

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Monster Children + Lake Wanaka Tourism Release ‘A Place to Stand’ – a short film by Jake McCann

Monster Children and Lake Wanaka Tourism have released “A Place to Stand’,  a film created by Jake McCann, the winner of the inaugural Monster Children Short Film Awards.


Youth lifestyle publisher Monster Children launched the Monster Children Short Film Awards in March 2022, in partnership with presenting partner Wānaka.

Created to celebrate storytelling and originality, the Short Film Awards were open to both emerging and established filmmakers, and were judged by a panel of five highly regarded directors from Australia and New Zealand – Ben Briand, Kai Neville, Lula Cucchiara, Benn Jae and Dylan River. The 2022 Awards specifically encouraged work that creates a powerful connection between people and place.

The winner of the inaugural Short Film Award received a $10,000 cash prize, $13,500 worth of film hardware from Sony, and an all-expenses-paid trip to Wānaka, New Zealand to direct a short film with Monster Children Films on location.

Northern Rivers based filmmaker Jake McCann was this year’s winner, and his short film ‘A Place to Stand’ can be watched on Monster Children and Lake Wanaka channels.


Directed By: Jake McCann
Story by: Jake McCann
Producer: Brescia Gibson
Local Production: Nick Hyne, Jonny James
Executive Producers: Jam Hassan, Jamie Brewer, Gizelle Regan.
DOP: Chris Maunsell
1st AC: Pat Greene
Editor: Jake McCann
Colour Grade: Fergus Rotherham
Talent: Beach Thurlow
Double: Madison Thomas
Winemaker: James Dobbs
Farm worker: Georgia Greig
2nd Unit DOP: Shane Fletcher
Music supervision: Dan Gibson, Charmed I’m Sure
Graphic design: Jye Kwong
Music: “Saving Yourself” & “Rise For The New Horizon” by Inniskeen
Monster Children: Campbell Milligan and Chris Searl

Special thanks to:
Kahli Scott QLDC/Film Otago Southland
Chris Riley and Lee Eadie from Eco Wānaka
Sarah Burdon from The Camp
Jen Houtham and ‘Spy’ Dunbar from Cardrona Alpine Resort
Nick and Jo Mills from Rippon
Amanda Byrne from Queensland Airports