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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Winner of 'My Life & Other Exploding Chickens' Book Video Comp



Big congratulations to the winner of the My Life & Other Exploding Chickens book video competition! We had lots of really strong entries but the one we liked the most for its unique mix of scripting, performance, comedy and filmmaking is the trailer by Oliver Stone. (Not the very famous older American filmmaker, Oliver Stone, but the no-doubt-soon-to-be-very-famous-and-much-funnier younger Australian filmmaker, Oliver Stone.)

Oliver's trailer gives a great sense of the book's tone and irreverent humour and I think it would definitely inspire me to pick up the book (if I hadn't written it).


Oliver wins $500 cash and $500 worth of books. Huge thanks to Dymocks Children's Charities and Penguin Random House Australia for putting up the prizes and running the competition.

I hope you get a chance to watch Oliver's trailer and read the book.

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