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dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1038

Christchurch City Finalists + Award Nominees 2014

in reply to Mista Teas:

Indeed I did.
I picked last year's win and I stand by my pick again this year.
I thought there were 4 very impressive Wellington films at the finals, but 'Rubble' is smart, extremely well executed and powerful. I rate it highly.

I know its impossible to pick when I haven't seen the other centres, but for one to beat 'Rubble' its gonna have to be fricken incredible. The noises coming out of Auckland suggest they are confident too. Bodes well for the comp as a whole!

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1038

Wellington City Finalists and Nominees

in reply to bexxgirl:

I felt all of the actors were solid in that film.

The 3 place getters were all impressive short films; Well conceived and executed.

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1038

Wellington City Finalists and Nominees

Wellington has the national winner again. Noise and pictures- you have made an awesome film.
Blown away. Simple, yet not. Serious, yet funny. Story is king. Well deserved on the win.

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1038

Here's our non-finalist film!

And here is mine:
http://www.48hours.co.nz/screening-room/2014/wellington/confessions/
http://reviews.48hours.co.nz/read/2014/wellington/9/nutbar-with-a-taste-of-nimlin

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1038

Wellington City Finalists and Nominees

Congrats all.
Good luck and may the best film win!

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1038

Happy Birthday Copyright

Having spoken recently with someone in the copyright industry his advice was to leave anything like this well alone.
For a competition like this its a absolute nightmare of a door to open.

All films need to be clean. It only takes one record company to take offence and the lawyers will be all over it like a rash.

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1038

Disqualification

I like the way the comp is run. I have no issue with the set up or the rules.

The only issues I have are the run it time given (I'd like more warning- but this might be legitimately impossible), and bring back the DVD's.

I know the screening room is good, but for those (like me) who enter and don't come anywhere it is a memento of the comp. A little bit like a certificate you can stick on your wall. I know this is flogging a dead horse, but hey ho.

At least I didn't have an obviously copyrighted piece of work in my film. Maybe that's the way to win awards- it works in the Taranaki.

Next year I'll enter in the Naki, use Bob Dylan's songs (I got them off youtube...) and have Mickey Mouse shagging Ronald McDonald...

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1038

Disqualification

Count me in for the Summer Film School.
Happy to help/learn.
Consider myself experienced at the comp, yet sadly lacking in success... One day...

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1038

Disqualification

in reply to nimlin:

You've been gone?

In other news, I hope someone significant in the hierarchy of the comp is going to act swiftly on this, before the entire competition is put at risk.

Amazed that the way Taranaki (read the city manager and judges) have let this through. Gobsmacked at the incompetence and recklessness of it.

If the organisers of a city don't know the basics of copyright then they shouldn't be organisers.

It should be a priority of the national organisers to ensure that things like this are drummed into their city managers.

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1038

Disqualification

$150,000 for an unauthorised usage...

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1038

Disqualification

http://www.forbes.com/sites/emmawoollacott/2013/06/14/class-action-suit-aims-to-strip-warner-of-happy-birthday-copyright/

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1038

Disqualification

According to the city info page:
anand@greencow.co.nz

I am blown away at this.

So wrong.

Putting it a film by mistake because you are a first timer? Forgiveable, but it goes no further.

But the city manager/judges being unaware of the implications of it and putting it into the finals, then giving it awards? Heads should roll.

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1038

Disqualification

Just watched 'Pillar to Post' in the screening room and was surprised to hear the song 'Happy Birthday' in the middle of it.
This song is copyright.

Taranaki, get your act together.
This carelessness that is rewarded with a place in the finals and the film winning awards is dangerous for the entire comp.

Copyright is law.
You cannot breach it in this kind of way and expect to get away with it.

Its not simply a breach of rules, it is ILLEGAL.

C'mon... get it together

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1038

National Finalist Selection...

in reply to droolingmonkey:

BRING BACK THE DVD!

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1038

Clunkiest compulsory line ever?

I quite liked the line this year and felt we used it fairly naturally.

The ex-bully was tough to include.

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films