Since: Apr 2011
Mate, really? You're still banging on about this? What you don't seem to get is that a lot of people only want to make one film a year in a comp like this, and they want to do it with a group of friends. After the 48 they need to get back to their lives...they're actually busy doing that. Not lazy, not disinterested, just busy. If they do make something outside the 48 then they again often it with people they know...because that's part of the deal, working with people you know will work well together. If they're in the industry then they're also busy working...at their job.
Point being if you want to do some film-making in NZ...just do it yourself. You have some gear as I understand. Use it. Where is your 48HOUR team as a start if you need crew/cast. Stop waiting for others to invite you along, get off your arse and do some film-making!
Now, about some of your points:
Over 800 teams registered for 48 hours in Christchurch.
Untrue.This is the national figure. CHCH was 120.
Yet its impossible to find anyone to make films with. You would of thought this would be a fantastic website to meet other film makers and make shit with. Is it because there's nothing in it for people? No grand prize or runner up prizes? No chance of media exposure or a Peter Jackson wildcard? Wheres the passion?
It can be, but a number of people have made connections through actually meeting at the launch, hand-in, screenings etc. Did you talk to anyone face-to-face? Most people don't usually enter this comp for the prizes so you're argument is invalid. Also a lot of entrants don't come on this forum, so you need to expand your horizons a bit.
I hate this dead city. The city of the dead. A cemetery with lights.This city reminds me of Escape From New York or The Hills Have Eyes.No one replies to adverts, promises of call backs never happen. "Yeh man im dead keen to meet up and talk films"..... 20 years later no reply after txting to say cheers for wasting my time.I guess everyone here is too busy worshiping the all blacks, being a stupid boy racer, getting obliterated on drugs and booze, or....they really just dont care.
So find somewhere else to live. If you hate CHCH so much then why are you here? You don't really endear yourself to anyone with comments like this. So why would they want to make a film with you? I don't want to work with people who are going to whinge and complain all the time.
What you're doing is acting like a baby just because no one wants to play with you. It's a bad look.
Again, get your camera, your sound gear and make some films. You hate CHCH, it's boring, a toilet etc, etc, blah, blah - well make a film about that then. Put it on YouTube, link to here for feedback, find some comps/festivals to enter it in = there are plenty you can try.
You're obviously passionate, which is why I just don't understand why you aren't just making your own stuff...