Artist escapes conviction

Award-winning special-effects artist Sean Foot has been granted a discharge without conviction on a charge of possessing Ecstasy, so that the offence won't blight his film career.

Foot pleaded guilty in Christchurch District Court yesterday to possessing a small amount of the class B drug. Judge David Holderness granted the discharge but gave Foot 90 minutes to make a $400 donation to the Salvation Army.

Foot has worked with Weta Workshop on The Lord of the Rings films, among others.

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter


© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf05 at 28 Apr 2017 05:27:42 Processing Time: 301ms