Gotye Parody Video Wins FilmLife Awards -
FilmLife Somebody That I'll Never Know winning video, Noise11, Photo

FilmLife Somebody That I'll Never Know winning video

Gotye Parody Video Wins FilmLife Awards

by Paul Cashmere on April 14, 2013

in News

A parody of Gotye’s global hit ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ has won the FilmLife Awards.

FilmLife Somebody That I'll Never Know winning video, Noise11, Photo

FilmLife Somebody That I'll Never Know winning video

FilmLife is an annual short film festival that encourages young people to “discover, decide and discuss” organ and tissue donation.

Young filmmaker Brooke Huuskes won from the 18 entries for her short film ‘Somebody That I’ll Never Know’. The award was announced last night in Sydney.

Wally De Backer (aka Gotye) was told about the winning entry and has personally endorsed the competition.

While there have been hundreds of Gotye parodies uploaded to YouTube Brooke decided to produce her video because it had the potential to transform people’s lives.

Brooke is herself an organ recipient. Her father donated a kidney as a “living donor” in 2010. That experience inspired her to enter the FilmLife competition.

Dr Jonathan Gillis, the National Medical Director for DonateLife is also a judge on the FilmLife panel. He said, “In the first quarter of 2013, there have been 119 donors, which is a 55% increase on donors for the same period for 2012.”

“The fact is that only around 1% of hospital deaths occur in the specific circumstances where organ donation is possible, which is why we encourage all Australians to have this important discussion. The FilmLife Project is a unique way of triggering young Australians to have these important conversations with family and friends.”

The FilmLife contest called for young people aged 16 to 28 to create a short film that brings the subject of organ and tissue donation to new audiences.



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