48HOURS Forum

prepic
Since: Jun 2011
Posts: 4

Feed for this Topic

Wildcards - which group are these selected from?

This has been asked a few times in other posts without a clear answer so I guess what I'm asking is for clarification from someone who knows.

- Are non-city finalists eligible for wildcard selection; or

- Are they only selected from the finalists of a particular pool who didn't qualify for the next round?

Reply

Cardinal
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 79

Theoretically any qualifying film anywhere in the country is eligible to become a wildcard, whether it gets into a regional final or not.

Practically, of course, Peter Jackson doesn't have time to watch 700+ short films (no-one does!), so the ones he does view are likely from a selection forwarded on to him by the various regional judging panels, who are of course likely to in the main recommend city finalists, since these are the films they have decided are the best. Maybe there are one or two outliers in Auckland and Wellington that would be included, but not many I'm guessing (because let's face it, he probably doesn't even have time to watch even all the city finalist films) .

Officially, this is all conjecture, because they the Powers That Be have never revealed exactly how wildcard selection works, and probably never will. (Seeing as how it's part of the judging process, which shall forever remain Mysterious and Inscrutable).

Reply

prepic
Since: Jun 2011
Posts: 4

After searching thru the site, finally a decent answer. Cheers!

Reply

Pastor Thug
From: Whangarei
Since: May 2011
Posts: 16

Apparently Peter Jackson doesn't even watch them.
They lay out the USB sticks and DV tapes on a table and he uses special WETA Workshop endorsed dowsing rods to make his selection.

2011 The Audition - dance/musical - Blue Suit Productions
Reply

DylanReeve
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 507

in reply to Pastor Thug:

Apparently Peter Jackson doesn't even watch them.
They lay out the USB sticks and DV tapes on a table and he uses special WETA Workshop endorsed dowsing rods to make his selection.

That's retarded.

It's all done with computers these days.

Dylan Reeve | Edit Geek
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
Reply

Pastor Thug
From: Whangarei
Since: May 2011
Posts: 16

in reply to DylanReeve:

Silly me, of course that sounded retarded. I forgot to mention some of the crucial technical specifications:
Sir Pete uses 48fps 3D dowsing rods.

2011 The Audition - dance/musical - Blue Suit Productions
Reply

DonnieDarko
From: Rotorua
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 31

WHAT.... where did Eenie, Meenie, Mynie, Mo...GO?????

I did hear that Meenie was on vacation in the Bahamas.... still leaves 3 ;)

2011 - "Gooseville" - Crime
2010 - "The Separation of Sidney Manson"
Auckland Finalist - 2 nominations - Won Best Art Direction.
2009 - "How to make friends without actually meeting people"
6 nominations - National Winner - "sexiest looking short"
2007 - "The History of the Apee"
After Effects Animation - Commissioned by Ant for screening at the Auckland Finals.
Reply

Shifty
From: Oamaru
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 872

You all are assuming of course that the peter jackson you're referring to is the one based in Wellington..

Now i just did a quick check on the internet just to see how many P jacksons there are in this fertile, amply buttocked land of ours and it seems there are 276 of them..

So as any keen gardener or criminal would do I hit the internet again and hacked into a certain persons (wink wink you know who you are) PC to find out more.. Apart from an interesting selection of Mr McGoo, Telly Tubby and nipple pics I found out just who this mysterious P Jackson actually is..

You see it seems that this mystical being actually doesn't exist in human form, that's right, quite a shock yes?..
You see Peter stands for Prototype Electro Transferance Elective Rectum, which it's creator has nicknamed Jackson..

Apparently it was originally designed to select MPs for National but due to teething problems several other organizations and individuals (wink wink you know who you are) were given access to it.. The idea is that all names are shoved in one end and the first one that gets shat out the other is the winner.. Simple in theory but you can see the obvious problems it created with the current line up of MPs..

So once the bugs are sorted in this electronic digestive tract, it'll be withdrawn from public and (wink wink you know who you are) use be returned to Parliamentary duties and be replaced by what is called the Shifty Wildcard which as you know stands for Sublime Happiness In Fucking Teams Yearly.. you have been warned..

Ah the internet, isn't it a wonderful thing, so much access so much porn.. :)

2013 - Nimlin Productions - Full House - Obsessive Relationship Movie
2012 - Nimlin Productions - Hira's Tree - Urban Legend
2011 - Divide That By 9 - No Country For Fake Women - Crime
2010 - Off To The Accountant Films - The Meek Shall Inherit - Twin Movie - Regional Finalist
Reply

Darkhawk
From: Hamilton
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 195

Shifty you are weird, deranged, delusional....but I still love you :)

2014 Morgan Horror
2012 Broken Clover The Found Footage Movie
2011 Looking@Love Romantic Comedy
2010 Blood is Thicker than Water The Road Movie
2009 Rockin Chaos Dance
2008 Torched Superhero
2007 Odd Sods Musical
2006 Another Turning Point Coming of age
2005 Friday the 13th Filmaking Fury Mokumentary
2004 The Hand Job Heist
..................................................

AKA Andy, Team Leader of Big Red Fire Truck
Reply

Nick Burridge
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 153

in reply to Shifty:

You all are assuming of course that the peter jackson you're referring to is the one based in Wellington..

The several-Peter-Jacksons issue is dealt with in this rather enjoyable short film Bogans.

Reply

DonnieDarko
From: Rotorua
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 31

in reply to Shifty:

Shifty - you are the basis for a very good film.
Much like "Being John Malkovich" except instead of the experience of being him for a short period of time, the Shifty movie would be reality based on how long players can exist in your mind before going insane.
Of course, it's rather a moot pitch for a film because the winner would be stapped into a strait jacket while drooling... Shifty...shhiffffftty....I'm a little teapot, short and stout...shifteeeeeeearghhhh!!!! (I do jest) ;)

2011 - "Gooseville" - Crime
2010 - "The Separation of Sidney Manson"
Auckland Finalist - 2 nominations - Won Best Art Direction.
2009 - "How to make friends without actually meeting people"
6 nominations - National Winner - "sexiest looking short"
2007 - "The History of the Apee"
After Effects Animation - Commissioned by Ant for screening at the Auckland Finals.
Reply

Shifty
From: Oamaru
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 872

Don't worry, i've got my insanity network operating around the clock putting subliminal messages into his lordships computer to make sure that in next years comp the surprise genre is Shiftyesk..
I'm still bound not to win of course but but would be great sport to hear about all the brains exploding about the country.. shit i think mine would blow if i had to scratch about inside it..

if nothing else when i leave this earth the greatest compliment I could hope to garner from the millions of weaping souls viewing on widescreens throughout across the planet is that the prick in the box left the world in total disarray..

Who wants normal anyway, what ever normal is..
Everytime you see a one way street, do yourself a favour and go against the traffic, does the heart good, you cope plenty of bruises but the look of panic on the faces of the drivers coming toward you, bloody priceless.. :)

2013 - Nimlin Productions - Full House - Obsessive Relationship Movie
2012 - Nimlin Productions - Hira's Tree - Urban Legend
2011 - Divide That By 9 - No Country For Fake Women - Crime
2010 - Off To The Accountant Films - The Meek Shall Inherit - Twin Movie - Regional Finalist
Reply

treefrog
From: Dunedin, Otago
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1070

Shiftesque, NOW THATS A GENRE!

2009-2013 The 48 Hours Dunedin City Manager, all-round film geek.
2008 - 'Oh! My Gucci Boots!' - Cats of a Feather - Director -*Best Costuming
2007 - 'ARC' - Schrodghers Cat - D.O.P.
2006 - 'Scarred-The Directors Cut' - Strange Attractor - Audience Favourite
Reply

Please login to post a reply.

or Login with Facebook

Sign upForgotten password?