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Grant Lahood

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Grant Lahood

Grant Lahood made his name directing a trio of short films whose stars ranged from speedy snails and troublesome mice to squabbling animal activists. After taking shorts The Singing Trophy and Lemming Aid to success at Cannes, Lahood has gone on to direct documentaries and two features — one of which (Kombi Nation) features an all human cast.

To get into Cannes was great, but then I realised that people like Clint Eastwood are on the jury. We shot Lemming Aid cheaply on a cliff-top in Titahi Bay in three days of wind. I just never dreamed we’d be here with it. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Sprung

Sprung

Director
Editor

2013

 Intersexion

Intersexion

Director
Sound
Camera
Editor
Writer

2012

 Anzac Songs

Anzac Songs

Director
Writer

2007

 Chop Off

Chop Off

Editor
Writer
Director
Producer

2006

 Bad Dates

Bad Dates

Editor
Writer
Director
Producer

2005

 Nathan Haines Family Album

Nathan Haines Family Album

Director
Camera

2005

 Bogans

Bogans

Editor
Director
Executive Producer

2004

 Kombi Nation

Kombi Nation

Actor
Editor
Writer
Director

2003

 Arc

Arc

Editor
Director
Producer

2000

 Chicken

Chicken

Director
Writer

1996

 Lemming Aid

Lemming Aid

Writer
Editor
Director

1994

 The Singing Trophy

The Singing Trophy

Writer
Director

1992

 The End

The End

Director
Producer
Writer

1990

 Snail's Pace

Snail's Pace

Director
Producer
Writer

1989

 L&P Top Town - 1986 Final

L&P Top Town - 1986 Final

Camera

1986


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Awards

2003 New Zealand Film Awards
Nominated for Best Film (with Larry Parr and Ainsley Gardiner): Kombi Nation
Nominated for Best Director: for Kombi Nation
Nominated for Best Script (alongside the main cast): for Kombi Nation

1994 Cannes Film Festival
Jury Prize (runner-up for the Palme d'Or for Best Short Film): Lemming Aid 

1993 Cannes Film Festival
Technical Prize - Special Mention: The Singing Trophy (spanning both shorts and feature films, the award honours "technical achievements in images and sound")
Nominated for the Palme d'Or for Best Short: The Singing Trophy

1993 New Zealand Film and Television Awards 
Best Short Film: The Singing Trophy

1993 Sydney Film Festival
Audience Vote, Runner-up for Best Short: The Singing Trophy