APV Director Alex Wilson nominated for 'Best Editing' award for National Geographic's documentary 'Inside the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens' at the Asia Television Award 2012 (link).
Christmas came early for APV when it was announced that our Producer / Director / Editor, Alex Wilson was nominated for a 'Best Editing' award by the Asia Television Awards for his work on NGC's "INSIDE: The HK Rugby 7s."
Recently, the UK's Aston Workshop brought a selection of classic Aston Martin sportscars to Hong Kong. APV went along to have a look at these beautifully restored vehicles, and spoke with Aston Workshop's founder, Bob Fountain.
Each Aston Martin was built by hand, and the Aston Workshop is a world leader in restoring these machines to pristine condition and full working order.
APV is taking Hong Kong to The World: "Inside: The HK Rugby Sevens" will air in Cantonese on TVB Jade (Hong Kong only) at 7:30 PM on Saturday 17 December, and in English on National Geographic Channel (Asia Pacific region) at 9 pm on Sunday 18 December.
The film presents a unique perspective on Hong Kong's biggest annual sporting event, the Rugby Sevens, and introduces some of the people who make the whole thing happen. APV crews had unprecedented access to the event organisers, as well as to both the Hong Kong and England Sevens teams as they prepared for the event, and followed them both on and off the pitch.
Although the tournament takes place over just one weekend, it requires months of preparation to ensure things runs smoothly. Before the gates opened for the first day of the Sevens, APV's crews had already been shooting for several weeks, and carried on filming behind-the-scenes well after the last fans had left the stadium.
With Rugby Sevens scheduled to make its Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, "Inside: The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens" gives a look at how the sport has developed, why it has captured the hearts of fans all over the world, and what makes the Hong Kong Sevens the premier event on the international Sevens circuit.