48hours - Furious Filmmaking Winners
31 May 2005
48hours - Furious Filmmaking Competition
48HOURS: The City Winners Press Release 48HOURS May 31st
This years 48HOURS - Furious Filmmaking challenge attracted 270 teams throughout New Zealand. Nearly 6000 people joined forces to create short films in one weekend.
Audiences attended heats in cinemas in Auckland, Wellinton, Christchurch and Dunedin. Judges then chose the top films from each city to compete in a city final. Over seven and half thousand people attended the cinema heats.
The best short film from each city will soon compete live on network television. The 2005 48HOURS Grand National Winner will be chosen from 5 incredible short films (four city winners + one wild card) by home viewer voting on Sunday June 12th, 9pm on C4.
The overall winner takes home a prize package that includes; a trip for two to Hollywood from Voyage Affaires, an Apple G5 courtesy of Apple Computer Division (Renaissance Limited), five thousand dollars from the NZFC, a Sony Ericcson s700i mobile phone from Vodafone, a chance to pitch for a music video from CRS Management, the full Loop Records catalogue, a years worth of 'V' and more.
And of course the highly desired, beautifully crafted "Apee", the short film equivalent of the Oscar statuette, designed by the same folks who worked on King Kong.
The City Winners of this years 48HOURS are found below.
Best Film Auckland "A Fairly Good Tale" - Team Crash Zoom Fairytale A cheeky, slightly creepy male babysitter entertains his charge by creating a fairytale where they are the heroes in an enchanted land.
Runner Up Auckland "The Donor" - Team Film Destruction Mystery An arrogant bastard wakes up with his kidney removed and begins to question the prime suspects; his friends from the previous nights raucous party.
Best Film Wellington "Chip & Manny" - Team Locked And Stapled Buddy Flick The buddies are who you least expect and the outcome is pure relief, all helped along by a freaky meditation sequence set at Wellington Zoo.
Runner Up Wellington "Rangimoana's Magical Murder Mystery" - Team meekong delta Mystery It's "Blue's Clues" with a street-corner hussy, sock puppets and te reo Maori to create a twisted, adults-only murder mystery.
Best Film Christchurch "Bruised Gold" - Team Evil Genius Labs Mockumentary A warning about the dangers of doing "B" that follows Detective Hans de Rezney as he trys to avenge the death of his monkey loving brother Bodil and capture notorius "B" kingpin, Mr Big.
Runner Up Christchurch "Guys & Dolls" - Team Cockabullie Productions Musical A painstakingly animated in Lego, telling a tender love story of one mans romantic obsession with the girl of his dreams - who knew that Lego people could portray such pathos? A great little toe-tapping showstopper. Best Film Dunedin "Mosgiel Tonight" - Team Jo Seager Megadrive Mockumentary The Hollywood of the south celebrates its unique cultural identity in the 5000th episode of that gritty current affairs flagship, 'Mosgiel Tonight'.
Runner Up Dunedin The Sicilian Defence - Team Dogtown Tunnelers Action Identical twins, a three-legged dog, a three-fingered man and the Masons, feature in a pacy Lynch-esque film of visual intensity.
For a full list of all the other winners including audience favourites, please visit the 48HOURS WEBSITE
Hundreds of teams compete. Hundreds of thousands watch.
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