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EIT Student Features on NZ Film Soundtrack at Cannes

June 27, 2012

NZ Feature film “The Most Fun You Can Have Dying” has just screened in the market at Cannes 2012, the world’s most prestigious and publicized filmfestival showcasing new films of all genres to critics and distributors from all around the world.  The film’s soundtrack features a tune with an appropriately local title “Nice Day for an Earthquake” by established Napier band jakob. The three-piece band who played at the final Big Day Out in Auckland earlier this year consists of Jeff Boyle on guitar, Jason Johnston on drums and Maurice Beckett on bass.  Maurice is currently in his secondyear of the EIT Diploma in Screen Production and is making his first short film “The Price of Meat”. 

During a recent field trip to Auckland Maurice and his EIT classmates attended a special “meet the director watch the movie” screening and caught up with writer/director Kirstin Marcon who said she wrote the whole screenplay of “The Most Fun You Can Have Dying” listening to Napier band jakob on high rotate.  Screen Production Programme Coordinator Claire McCormick says it was hard to tell which of the two was more chuffed to be posing for this photo, “Kirstin is obviously a genuine jakob fan and was thrilled when the band agreed to be part of her first feature film.” (PHOTO taken by Wayne Dobson: Student Maurice Beckett and Director Kirstin Marcon with lead actor Matt Whelan chatting to Screen Production students in the background at the Rialto Newmarket.  To hear a teaser of some of the recording for jakob’s latest album follow this link. http://soundcloud.com/jakobtheband/new-album-demo-teaser.