To mark the Blu-ray and DVD release of Mike Mills’ BeginnersWonderland and Universal are offering budding photographers the chance to win an Olympus digital camera kit, worth over £700.
Beginners imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through Oliver (Ewan McGregor), a man coming to terms with his father’s death (Christopher Plumber). The film was inspired by the personal experiences of its graphic- designer-turned-director, Mike Mills (read the Wonderland interview here). The film is packed full of stunning visuals, including a series of photographic snapshots – stars, fireworks, trees and graphic imagery – that richly evoke periods in the life of lead character Oliver (McGregor) and his family history.
For the Wonderland Beginners‘ competition, we are inviting everyone to share a photographic memory of 2011, with the aim of building up a bank of images that encapsulate the highs, lows, emotions and events of the past year. From all the entries, one winner will be picked by Universal & a panel of Wonderland editors. The winner will receive an Olympus PEN E-PM1 Camera Double Lens Kit (RRP £569.99) a medium PEN slim case (RRP £29.99), a 3CON-P01 lens adapter set (RRP £229.99) and an original illustration by Mike Mills himself.
To have the chance to win, upload one photograph that encapsulates what this year has meant to you to the Beginners UK flickr pool and tag it with the name “BeginnersUK”.
Keep an eye on wonderlandmagazine.com and the Wonderland
(www.facebook.com/wonderlandmagazine) and Beginners‘ Facebook pages (facebook.com/beginnersuk) to see if you’ve been shortlisted. The winner will be chosen on 14th November.
Beginners features an all star cast which includes Ewan McGregor, Award® Nominee* Christopher Plummer and Mélanie Laurent and is a deeply honest, imaginative and at times hilarious and tender romantic movie that received critical acclaim at the Toronto Film festival.
Remind yourself how deeply funny and transformative life can be, even at its most serious moments when it arrives on Blu-ray(tm) and DVD from 14th November 2011. You can preorder Beginners here.