Curious Film is proud to announce its multiple wins at this year’s Axis Awards for its New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) film ‘Blazed’ via agency Clemenger BBDO, Wellington.

Curious won the Grand Prix in Film Craft Direction along with a Gold in Direction and Two Silver Axis Awards The film also took home the coveted Grand Axis on the night.

Directed Taika Waititi, 'Blazed' regenerates Waititi’s celebrated short film 'Two Cars, One Night' (2004), which received an Oscar Nomination and was awarded the top prize at both the AFI and Berlin Film Festivals in 2004.

Commenting on the director’s vision for the film, Clemenger BBDO CEO/ECD Phillip Andrew said: "Taika was the logical director, as we knew his insights into the culture would lend the project a much deeper level of authenticity with our target audience."

Curious’ awards for ‘Blazed’ sit alongside the agency’s Grand Prix Award in Screen Content and a further four Gold Axis awards including three in Screen Content and one in Craft for Copywriting.


With offices in Sydney, Auckland and Queenstown, Curious Film is a full-service production company that represents some of the region’s most dynamic commercial directors and photographers. Founded ten years ago the company has been recognized at some of the world’s most prestigious awards festivals including the Cannes Film Festival, Cannes Lions, D&AD, ADC, Clios, One Show, NYF Award, Axis, Spikes, AdFest and Young Guns. Curious Film offers a full-service production facility for commercial and feature film productions; is a participating member of SPAA, SPADA, CPC; and is proud to be the region’s first CarboNZero production company