No, you’re not having a stroke or seeing double, Taika took home the gold at last night’s 35th annual AWARD Awards. To hear them tell it, the AWARD Awards is “The Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association – now in its 35th year is the single most important regional awards show. It has a membership of the finest creative minds from New Zealand, to South East Asia and across the states of Australia.” Taika took home the gold in the category of TV Commercial Over :30 for his adorable and disconcerting spot “Blazed” for the New Zealand Transport Agency, and then he took home the silver in Direction, Editing & Online film for the same spot. You can see a solid list of winners on Campaign Brief.

Way to bring home the AWARD Awards, Taika Taika… oh, crap. Now they’ve got me doing it it.