OPTUS ONE80PROJECT winners announced

As the sun set at the OPTUS ONE80PROJECT festival in Sydney’s Harmony Park, OPTUS, MTV Networks Australia and Samsung Mobile announced the winners of their search to find a new one hour TV drama to be shown on MTV and Optus ZOO.
After several weeks of deliberation judges Alex Dimitriades, Emily Barclay, Noah Taylor, Neil Armfield and MTV Networks Australia Executive Producer Ean Thorley selected Dream Life to be the pilot that they would like to see made into a one hour TV drama. Dream Life is a joint collaboration from Sydney-siders Sarah Daggar-Nickson and Scott Otto Anderson.
‘This years competition has seen some amazing entries submitted’, says MTV Networks Australia Executive Producer, Ean Thorley. Dream Life was an original concept that had a great deal of potential towards being made into a full one-hour TV drama. The judges and I all agreed that this was the stand out of this year’s high-caliber list of Top 10 pilots. MTV looks forward to working with Sarah and Scott to develop an hour of cutting edge TV’.
Over the past 7 weeks the OPTUS ONE80PROJECT asked the public to view and vote for their favourite pilot online and on mobile. When voting closed at midnight on January 24 Generation When was the clear winner. The pilot was developed by Kade Robinson who hails from the Sydney suburb of Manly. 
Both Judges Choice and Viewers Choice winners will each receive $10,000 and a Samsung prize pack including a Samsung F500 mobile phone. The Judges Choice however will get the opportunity to work with MTV production and Executive Producer, Ean Thorley, to develop and shape their original pilot into a full-length, multi-platform drama. The completed final drama will be shown on MTV and will be accessible via the Optus ZOO mobile portal.
The two winning entries were announced yesterday at the OPTUS ONE80PROJECT festival in Harmony Park, Surry Hills. The event was also the first assignment for MTV’s newest VJ Ruby Rose. Ruby Rose hosted the event and kept audiences up to date on the proceedings of the evening with her unique style and outgoing personality. Punters enjoyed a performance from Sydney band The Cops, and as the sun went down the OPTUS ONE80PROJECT showcased this years Top 10 entries, and a sneak peak at last years Judges Choice winner TAKOYAKI CITY which will premier in full tonight at 10pm on MTV. Festival goer’s enjoyed free food and drinks and were given the chance to take home a great range of retro furniture that had been brought to the park to create the perfect “lounge room” setting.
For more information on the OPTUS ONE80PROJECT and this years winners head to
Tune in to MTV Monday January 28 at 10:00pm to view last year’s Judges Choice winner Takoyaki City.

[release from Optus / MTV Networks Australia]   

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