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48hours - Furious Filmmaking Competition

48hours - Furious Filmmaking Competition

Start Your Cameras Ready - Steady and GO!

Press Release 48HOURS HQ April 4th, 2006

48HOURS - Furious Filmmaking is officially New Zealand's largest filmmaking challenge and it is very proud of the fact that more people watch its shorts than any other festival/event. This year the event takes place in five cities but also allows the opportunity for people to compete from anywhere in NZ.

48HOURS is open to anyone with a strong constitution and a lot of imagination. It is not recommended for cowards and/or lazy couch potatoes.

Last years Grand National Winners, Team Crash Zoom used all their prize money and winning profile to shoot a TV pilot and now have a TV show in development with a network.

And all they had to do was create an entire short film from scratch. This means that teams have to write, shoot and cut their short in less than 48 hours - or die trying. And if that wasn't tough enough, the teams don't even know what type of film they'll be making. It could be any of the following: splatter, romance, religious, coming of age, action, crime, monster, fairytale or even the dreaded musical.

This year Peter Jackson has kindly returned again as our wildcard Judge and has also dreamed up a secret genre to mess with the entrants minds.

48HOURS welcomes filmmakers from all ages and backgrounds. However when it comes to the competition - there is no mercy - everyone competes head-to-head on the same playing field; the silver screen.

Last year the 48HOURS competition attracted nearly 300 teams, had cinema attendance of around 10,000 people and then hundreds of thousands watched the shorts via the Live C4 TV Final, Online and the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD. [available here]

Each year 48HOURS is responsible for film rental facilities running out of gear, hissy fits, actors cancelling commercials, celebrity friends being abused, broken bones, cheating, cops being called out, relationships imploding, moments of pure ecstasy, absolute exhaustion, extreme bonding, workplaces infiltrated, bribery, mountains of fun, production gear disappearing, freak-outs, Dad's basement destroyed and more creativity than a 10,000 monkeys can shake sticks at.

Superstardom could be a click away. So... are you ready? Well hurry and sign up for one weekend you'll never forget. It just could be the start of something beautiful.

Shoot Weekend is on May 26-28.

Jump to the site and register your team asap. Or you may miss out.

The 48HOURS Website

Hundreds of teams compete. Hundreds of thousands watch.

WRITE. SHOOT. CUT. SURVIVE.

http://www.48hours.co.nz

ENDS


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