A few years ago I circumnavigated the Tasmanian coast for a week, and took some lovely photos of one of Australia’s most beautiful places to visit. In many ways, Tasmania offers the best value for tourists in that it contains so much geographical and historical diversity in such a small area.
Recently an Australian film-maker, David Pye-Finch stumbled across my photos in his search for images to be used in his upcoming short-film project entitled, “Best Kept Secret”. His intention was to use them as framed office photos and images viewed on a tourist’s iPhone. Of course, I was more than happy to allow such use, as I love the idea of sharing information about and promoting beautiful places to which I’ve traveled.
The film itself was being made as an entry into the BOFA “Essence of Tasmania” competition. Once I saw his final product it was pretty clear to me it would be a front-runner for 1st place.
Well, the great news is that David’s film did win. Having already been wowed by the film this was no surprise to me – he did a wonderful job and I’m very pleased his hard work was rewarded. The film itself is clever, simple, funny, very Australian, and to top it all off, stars an iconic comedic actor, Michael Veitch.
As for my contributions, small as they are, I’m still very proud that David chose them for his creation. Thank you!
My entire Tasmanian trip can be viewed on Flickr in sets sorted by region and day. Tasmania 2008
Finally, here is David’s short film, Best Kept Secret.