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Wanaka Mountain Film Festival

This weekend is the exciting and prestigious Wanaka Mountain Film Festival

This is of course a very special event for ITSOTM because Wanaka was indeed the place that our film was based in and filmed around. There was tons of support from the Wanaka climbing community for the making of this film and we were also very honored that ITSOTM was awarded a special jury prize. So on behalf of Hugh and myself (Max) I want to say thank you so much once again to the festival for featuring our film this year and to all the Wanaka people without whom we could not have made the film.

As a side note, I am writing this from the Dunedin Airport, about to board a plane to leave NZ, where I have spent the past 2.5 years. I had no idea what was in store for me when I came here back in 2009 to do a Masters at Otago. Looking back on it, its been amazing to have the privilege of living, studying and working here. To all my friends that I met here and have worked with, thanks for the memories. I am sure we’ll make more as soon as I figure out a way to get back here!

Adios!

-Max

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