Stan wins big at DocEdge Film Festival awards

Bevan Crothers, Justin Hawkes, Mitchell Hawkes, Stan Walker, Arwen O’Connor  PHOTO: Deane Cohen

Bevan Crothers, Justin Hawkes, Mitchell Hawkes, Stan Walker, Arwen O’Connor

PHOTO: Deane Cohen

An intimate documentary following singer Stan Walker's health battles has won big at the 13th annual Doc Edge International Film Festival awards.

Stan, directed by Mitchell Hawkes for his production company Ruckus Media, won Best NZ Feature Documentary (Arwen O’Connor), Best NZ Editing (Justin Hawkes) and Best NZ Cinematography Bevan Crothers).

Hawkes also won Best NZ Director for Stan, as well as Best NZ Short Documentary for Born This Way: Awa's Story, following an 18-year-old's journey transitioning from male to female.

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