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From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
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Surprise Auck Heat of Death...???

Having finished third in audience voting for Heat 17, I was surprised to see we were in the Auckland finals (Shonky Productions). But then I realised that there are three teams from heat 17 in the finals, and none of those teams were the audience favourite (which was 'John' by Sinistral). Maybe this was the little known, surprise heat of death?

Having been unable to go to our heat as I was away, therefore having seen no other films, I am wondering what others make of the finals list...???

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From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 512

Don't overthink it :)

The judges have their own ideas of what's right - obviously they're not always looking for the same things the judges are. I'm looking forward to the finals this year - especially given how many of the team names I am not familiar with.

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Fractured Radius | Auckland | Since 2003

2014 | Time Travel | Morgan's Time
2013 | Robot/Android/Cyborg | Incredibly Advanced Robotics
2012 | Fantasy Adventure | Tilting at Windmills
2011 | One Room (Quest) | The Office Quest
2010 | Musical/Dance | Professional Dancer
2009 | Musical/Dance | All's Fair
2008 | Drama | The End (Auckland Winner)
2007 | Crime | The Big Job
2006 | Action/Adventure | Three Heroes Against Terror (City Finalist)
2005 | Romance | Fruits of Passion
2004 | Action/Adventure | The Sceptre of MacGuffin (City Finalist)
2003 | Cop/Crime | Forensic Investigation Team

Dev Girdhar
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 3

Firstly Congrats to all AK teams, Just got a question because we didn't make it through to the AK finals, does that mean we can upload them to YouTube?


Allan George
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 35

Heat 17 was a surprise heat alright. We were in that heat (Sideways Productions) with Goodbye Gilbert as our film. A lot of good films in that heat....

2014 - Sideways Productions "Broken Record" (Film within a Film) Writer/Director/Editor/DOP
"Audience Favourite" (Heat 15) - AKL
2013 - Sideways Productions "Fusion" (Crime) Cinematographer
2012 - Sideways Productions "My Confession" (Erotic Thriller) Cinematographer
Nominee "Best Editing" - AKL
2011 - Sideways Productions "Goodbye Gilbert" (Revenge) Cinematographer
Winner "Images and Sound Sexiest Short" - AKL
Nominee "Best Cinematography" - AKL
2010 - Sideways Productions "The Ventriliquist" (Femme Fatale) Cinematographer

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From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 4

in reply to arobinsonnz:

Your film absolutely brought the house down, a possible reason it ranked third was that people probably assumed it would make the finals without their help. The strongest heat I've ever seen (in my opinion there were 5 or 6 films with a legitimate shot at the finals) and I'm surprised Sinistral didn't make AKL finals. My prediction is they will be a surprise inclusion at the grand final. I was proud of ours (Sabotage! 'rachel') but it paled in comparison to the stronger efforts of heat 17 (unofficial national heat of death)


From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 85

in reply to Sabotage!:

Heat 8 in Chch (of 9) produced *6* out of 12 city finalists down here, so that was pretty mighty as well.


From: auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 60

i'm sooo excited to see who takes out the Auckland Finals!!!

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Big Kahuna
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 101

in reply to Cardinal:

More of a night of death, heats 7-9 on that saturday have accounted for 9 of the 12 finalists

Annoyed Grunt:

2014 (Wellington) - A Little Bit of Pluck - The Against the Odds Movie
2013 (Wellington) - Parasite - The Robot/Cyborg/Android Movie
2012 (Wellington) - Sunday in the Park with Mary - Musical/Dance

Twins and Bullies:

2011 (Christchurch) - Tip of the Iceberg - Body-Switch Movie
2010 (Christchurch) - Sidney Manson Saved my Life - Biopic - Disqualified (Wrong DVD Format)
2009 (Christchurch) - Men of the Millenia - Politically Incorrect - Regional Winner of Best Bad Film Award

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