A film in 48 hours…

OK, so I’m a bit behind the times with this post, but I thought it was worth a shout out to Mike and his team that put together an entry for NZ’s 48Hours Film Competition which took place at the end of May this year.

What’s the competition all about? This from the 48Hours website,

Teams have just 48 hours to create an entire short film – this means writing, shooting and editing – or die trying. Shorts are then seen in cinemas and judged by a huge appreciative audience. The top 8-12 from each city are chosen by a panel of judges to compete in their city’s final. And then, the best short from each city competes in a live TV National Final on C4.

This year Mike’s team was given the following,

  • Genre: Based on a True Story
  • Line: “That’s what I’m talking about”
  • Character: “Robin Slade – an eternal optimist”
  • Prop: mirror

So, without further rambling from me, here’s their entry titled “Coupled”…

(if the embed breaks, view their entry at YouTube here)

And here’s Mike’s comments on the 12 regional finalists.

Kudos guys. Look forward to next year. 🙂


About Chris
A self confessed geek, meteorologist (aka weather forecaster), father & proud kiwi mainlander living, working & playing in Wellington, New Zealand.

One Response to A film in 48 hours…

  1. Mike says:

    Thanks for the shout-out Chris! For those of you interested in how we did what we did (but not the why, because if we told you you’d go insane), I did a blog entry in three parts (starting here – it’s long and probably cryptic, as well as trying to be in the style of as many genres as I could, which was probably a stupid thing to do, but there you go. For arguably better recollections (and photos) check out Hadyn’s blog entries here and here and Che’s blog entries here and here. And damn straight we’re looking forward to next year. In fact we’re gonna try and do stuff before then, because, well, we’re completely bonkers.

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