Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


It’s A Wrap!

It’s A Wrap!

Press Release

The stats:

Auckland: 150 teams at the start … 120 teams finished on time
Wellington: 72 teams at the start … 57 teams finished on time
Christchurch: 27 teams at the start … 24 teams finished on time
Dunedin: 24 teams at the start … 18 teams finished on time

48Hours is now officially NZ's largest film competition.

The competition started in 2003 with 44 teams in Auckland only. The following year it grew to 80 teams in Auckland and 45 teams in Wellington. Now, in 2005, the competition is truly a national competition with Christchurch and Dunedin joining the chaos.

Last weekend, 273 teams across NZ had just 48 hours to create an entire short film - write, shoot and edit - or die trying.

The character was Bodil DeRezny; an animal lover, the prop was a banana and the line of dialogue was "Please don't do that"

Over the course of the weekend there was a team that lost a pet dog, one team distracted a driver who crashed through a fence and into another car, one team had the Police arrive and stop a fake fight, the Waipa Delta Dinner Boat floated down the Waikato River with diners who saw a fake dead body floating by, an editors cigar caused an evacuation, and there were many more tragic tales.

There were films from kids as young as 14 years old all the way through to an elderly couple. There were first timers, there were repeat offenders, there were pro teams and then there.... well .. lets just say a couple were "interesting".

Comments from teams who finished:
" the best weekend of my life bar none!"
" I am wrecked beyond belief, where do I sign up for next year"
" all my friends hated me and walked off, I still finished it and love it"
" we asked a helicopter pilot if he'd mind flying us around, he said okay lets do it!"
" second year for us and it was even better - the film is worse but the experience was better!"

The films will be screened in cinemas over the next couple of weeks and judged by a hugely appreciative audience. The top 12 from each city will be chosen by a panel of judges to compete in their city's final. Finally, the best short from each city competes in a live TV National Final.

Hundreds of teams compete. Hundreds of thousands watch.


The GRAND NATIONAL LIVE TV Final has moved from 8pm to 9pm on C4.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news