HP48HOURS Grand Champion Announced
MEDIA RELEASE November 26, 2016
HP48HOURS Grand Champion Announced
At the Civic Friday Nov 25.
(Full list of winners is below)
The HP48HOURS Grand Champion award-winning film, "(Time) Travel Centre", was one of event patron Sir Peter Jackson’s Wild Card finalists.
The winning short film was written
and directed by creative force of nature Thomas Sainsbury,
who also wrote one of the last year’s Grand Finalists.
Sainsbury grew up in Matamata, a small rural town in the
Waikato. He completed a BA at Auckland University, majoring
in English Literature and Theatre, and became involved as a
writer, director and performer for university productions
and the underground theatre scene.
After graduating, he formed a theatre company for which he wrote and produced several plays becoming a ‘powerhouse of creativity’, writing, performing and directing countless plays, as well as writing for television.
Sainsbury has won Playmarket’s Young Playwright of the Year four times and has been a finalist for the Bruce Mason Award and the Playmarket New Play Award. Several plays, including The Christmas Monologues, . . . and then you die and A Simple Procedure have had seasons in London and Australia. He is the co-writer of the television series Super City and is working on features and playing with new snapchat filters.
The company that produced "(Time) Travel Centre" was Chillybox aka Chillbox Creative, an Auckland based content creation company – they make promotional videos for major clients as well as popular online comedy webseries like STAKE OUT. They were also in the Grand Final in 2015 with their black comedy CLEAN GETAWAY.
GRAND CHAMPION - (Time) Travel Centre - Chillybox
RUNNER UP : Ghostfish: Catfished By A Ghost - Prime Rib
2nd RUNNER UP : LOVE.EXE - Bork!
BEST DIRECTOR - NZBS Pig's Guts Films - "A Disabled Account” (Lachlan Wilson)
BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR - 'Morning after' - Cool Story Bro (Lauren Porteous)
BEST ACTRESS - Karin McCracken from Tiny Talkies
BEST ACTOR - Aaron Jackson from Cinetrance
BEST SCRIPT - "Mahnamana" by Haynesfilm Bunch (Peter Haynes)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - 'The Tender Grace' by Cinetrance (Matt Sharp)
BEST MAKEUP - "Ghostfish: Catfished By A Ghost" by Prime Rib (Tanya Barlow)
BEST ANIMATION - ‘Love.exe' by Bork!
BEST EDITING - "Ghostfish: Catfished By A Ghost" by Prime Rib (Jamie Linehan)
BEST SCORE - “Windows” by TBALC Prime (Scott Koorey)
BEST SONG - 'Bromance' by Team Indeed (Rob$tar)
BEST DISQUALIFIED - '48 Hour Famine' by The Purple Dragons
BEST INCREDIBLY STRANGE - 'BOB...Interdimensional Wool Courier' by Don't Panic Pictures
BEST SCHOOL TEAM – LOOP by Squad
HP48Hours 2016 Grand Champion wins this prize:
Cash Grant; Courtesy of NZFC
$6,000 Cash Grant; Courtesy of Wingnut Films
HP ZBook Studio Touch enabled 4K Mobile Workstation with Thunderbolt dock and 4K external display (valued at $7,000+GST) courtesy of HP
$15,000 of Post Production time at Curious Films
$5,000 of rental from Professional Lighting Services
Up to $65,000USD worth of a Premium Production Bundle from Moxio**
2 days of Professional Foley Perform, Record & Edit (valued at $2,500) courtesy of Bespoke Audio***
1 day Sound Editing & and 1 day of Sound Mixing (valued at $2,000) courtesy of Northwestern Digital****
A 12 month Professional Subscription (valued at $1,200) courtesy of Digital Pigeon
There are also substantial film-related
prizes for Runners Up and category winners,
Full list is here: 48Hoursprizes