Iceland’s spectacular Dettifoss waterfall is Queenstown filmmaker Pete Oswald’s (right) stand-out scene in his prize-winning movie.
“It’s the most powerful waterfall in Europe by volume of water – and we just stumbled upon it,” Oswald says.
“Iceland was right up there in terms of experiences – every vista is just epic,” the 28-year-old says.
Oswald’s Tree Wells to Sea Swells took out last Saturday’s inaugural Through The Lens winter movie-making competition in Queenstown.
The local filmmaker won $200, a $250 bar tab and product prizes for the fast-paced flick chronicling his 14-week free-skiing odyssey through Canada, the US, Iceland, the UK, Romania and Spain.
Oswald didn’t know the competition was on until four days prior – he spent about 40 hours on his computer editing the film.
“I got it finished two hours before the competition started,” he chuckles.