Nick McDougall wins first 303Lowe + Open Road Film Festival's short film competition in Bondi

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Screen shot 2012-11-30 at 9.19.jpgNick McDougall's The Queen of Hearts took the grand prize at the first ever Open Road Film Festival hosted by FINCH director Gregor Jordan and actor/producer Byran Brown and 303Lowe in Bondi on Tuesday, November 27.

McDougall's film, which he wrote and directed, stars comedian Phil Lloyd as a married man looking to spice up his sex life, only to have an unexpected guest drop in on his booty call at a motel.

Brown was on hand to announce McDougall as the winner who took home a Harley-Davidson Iron 883 and Canon 1D.

Australian film industry heavyweights who attended included an Chapman, Toni Collette, Rowan Woods, Rachel Ward, Alyssa McClelland, Aaron Jeffery, Troy Lum, Matt Nable and Jeremy Sims gathered together and watched the showcase of eight Harley Davidson-centric films at the Open Road Film Festival at Bondi's The Bucket List.

Jordan described the film as a six-minute masterpiece that will allow McDougall to trade in his hatchback for a Harley Davidson Iron 883.

From December 1 the public are invited to vote for their favourite short film at the site. A People's Choice Award will be awarded, and voters also stand the chance of winning from a list of further prizes including $4000 and a $1000 dollar Harley Davidson gift voucher, and two Canon D7 kits.

Read more on the details here.

Says Adam Wright, director of marketing for Harley-Davidson Australia and New Zealand: "Harley Davidson has a great heritage in the international film scene. We're proud to be a part of this brave new festival, and seeing our bikes in these great stories is just amazing."

Says Matt Clarke, head of business management at 303Lowe: "After presenting the idea to Harley just over a year ago, to see it conclude with 8 diverse and interesting films is extremely rewarding."

Says Richard Berney, associate creative director at 303Lowe Perth: "This was a new way to generate content, and use the burning creativity that is in the Australian film industry for the benefit of both Harley and upcoming Aussie film-makers."

Executive Creative Director: Simon Langley
Associate Creative Director/s, Copywriters: Richard Berney, Steve Straw
Art Director: Helen King
Head of Business Management: Matt Clarke
Head of Digital: Nick Chamberlain
Digital Producer: Matt Pratley
Digital Producer: Katie Wong-Hee
Web Designer: Baptiste David
Director: Gregor Jordan
Production: Finch Company

(Pictured: Winner Nick McDougall, Bryan Brown and Finch director Gregor Jordan at the Bucket List in Bondi)

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