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Now Only 36 Plus Hours Plus to Full Stop the End

Now Only 36 Plus Hours Plus to Full Stop the End

The pressure, to finish writing, recording, and producing a thirty minute radio drama within a 72 hour deadline using scripted and unscripted dialogue, has been turned up a notch.

"Last night we completed the bulk of our scripted dialogue for the play Big Balls, but our young star who delivers the solution to the dilemma facing the lead character, was unable to join the cast as he was recovering from flu," said New Zealand Radio Drama Competition Executive Producer Kim Merry. (NZRDC)

"Later today we will be heading to Nelson Central School with the lead character and sound engineer to record the final scenes, while Sam who plays the character Pluto is on lunch break.

"Yesterday we hit the streets to record the impromptu off the cuff scenes with unrehearsed talent, the result of which took the plot to a new level. New Zealand has a lot of natural actors who are only too willing to spare some of their talent, you just have to ask them.
Big Balls is being produced with co-funding from The Nelson Arts Council and Fresh FM, which is this year's principal NZRDC sponsor.

Online broadcast deadline is 10am Friday 18 August with the first radio airing of "Big Balls" in the "Fresh FM Drama and Story Showcase" Tuesday 22 August at 3.10pm.

The Big Balls Production Blog, entry forms and a selection of locally produced radio dramas are now available on line, at


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