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JURIES: FINCH AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND’S COREY ESSE JOINS ADFEST AS JURY PRESIDENT, FILM CRAFT LOTUS & NEW DIRECTOR LOTUS
ADFEST is pleased to announce that Corey Esse of FINCH is joining an elite panel of Jury Presidents at ADFEST 2017, which runs from 22nd – 25th March 2017 in Pattaya, Thailand. Esse will lead the Film Craft Lotus and New Director Lotus jury.
 
As Managing Director and Executive Producer at FINCH, Esse is one of the region’s best-known EPs, overseeing FINCH productions in New Zealand and Australia.
 
“I am really looking forward to leading the Film Craft and New Director jury – especially as ADFEST is turning 20 this year. Production is currently experiencing rapid advances in technology in both film equipment and post production. Everything is bigger and brighter but true craft is the core to every execution: the direction, the crew, the talent – it all must come together to create truly memorable and world class, award-winning work, that is what we will be looking for! Some of the most experimental, interesting films are made in Asia, so I think ADFEST 2017 is going to be a good barometer for what lies ahead in our industry,” says Esse.
 
Esse began his career at Australia's iconic Publicis Mojo, producing award-winning campaigns for Nike, Nestle, Tourism Victoria, Greenpeace and Coca Cola. 
 
In 2010, he joined Fallon Minneapolis as Head of Integrated Production and oversaw transmedia projects for blue-chip clients including Cadillac. After three years in the US, Esse returned to Australia as Managing Director and Executive Producer at EXIT Films where he oversaw the globally awarded campaign ‘Remote Control Tourist’ for Tourism Victoria.
 
“Corey’s collaborations with world-class Creative Directors & Directors have been recognised all over the world, winning Lions, Best of Shows and Grand Prix prizes. Most importantly though, Corey is passionate about the craft of filmmaking, and we’re honored he’ll be sharing this passion at ADFEST 2017 as a Jury President,” says Jimmy Lam, President of ADFEST.
 
Founded in 2011, FINCH is a production company working at the crossroads of storytelling, entertainment and technology. With 30 full-time staff, 19 directors, and hundreds of freelancers each year, FINCH has offices in Auckland, Sydney, and Melbourne.
 
The company currently holds several patents and actively develops and licenses products, innovations, and inventions that push the boundaries of conventional storytelling.
 
In 2015, The Gunn Report named FINCH Production Company of the Year, Asia Pacific. In 2016 FINCH won the Spikes Palm for Production Company of the Year, was awarded Mumbrella Production Company of the year and finished as the Number 1 Production Company in the world on Best Ads on TV.
 
Tickets to ADFEST 2017, which takes place at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group in Pattaya, Thailand, are now selling via www.ADFEST.com
 
 
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Ms. Sara Fielding
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