Auckland City Info

City Finals 

Hollywood Cinema, Avondale - Friday 22 June - 7 pm start.

Tickets on sale here.


Your Auckland City Managers are Anneliese Scheck and Morgan Stewart.

Anneliese Scheck


I studied abroad and interned (under Co-Manager Morgan Stewart!) in the Auckland film industry back in 2014 and had been yearning to return ever since.

So, I recently quit my job at a commercial production company based in Boston, Massachusetts, packed my life into two suitcases and bought a one-way plane ticket to New Zealand. Pretty dreamy, huh?

Since my happy return to the Land of the Long White Cloud, I've been freelancing in production and copywriting. I am stoked to support Auckland’s killer talent in the HP48Hours 2018!

Email Anneliese

Call Anneliese - 021 078 5084

Morgan Stewart


I have produced over 40 music videos, commercials and short films including festival hits The F.E.U.C (Four Eyes United Club) directed by Aidee Walker and Stick To Your Gun directed by Joe Hitchcock, which they took to the prestigious Palm Springs ShortFest in 2013 and 2016 respectively. I produced the Make My Horror Movie feature film Deathgasm (SXSW 2015) and digital short film project K Rd Stories.

I have worked in film festivals, industry organisations, and kids’ TV over the years.

I've been involved in the 48Hours since 2009 including reaching the Grand Final with an all-female team in 2015. Life mission: don't be a dick, and make good shit.

Email Morgan

Call Morgan - 021 611 224

Auckland Judges

Calyer Creative (Peter Davis, Eric Laplante, Hunter Schlesinger), Directing Team - Crossing humour with elite technical skill, Brooklyn-based Calyer Creative is a collaboration unlike the hordes of other video production companies. Official Website

Steve Newall, Editor, / Producer and Programme Director, New Zealand International Fraud Film Festival - With a background in broadcasting, music, film, events and both print and online media, Steve is all about connecting people with experiences and content. If this doesn't already exist, that's when he gets into creating or commissioning it. Linkedin

Orlando Stewart, Writer / Director / Producer -Orlando Stewart is a director, writer and actor with over 10 years of experience creating content for film and television. IMDB Profile

Kimberley Crossman, Actress - In addition to her acting prowess (Shortland Street, Deathgasm, Strangers in a Strange Land), Kimberley is an accomplished host, presenter, and radio personality. Official Website

Brenda Leeuwenberg, Co-Founder and Director, Nomad8 - Brenda is a consultant who crosses the worlds of business and digital production. She helps organisations to create and build on effective digital strategies that work for their business and their people and is the current co-Vice President of WIFT.Linkedin

Jill McNab, General Manager and Producer, Vendetta Films - As GM of NZ's top independent film distributor Vendetta Films, Jill attends all key film markets and has acquired multiple award-winning films and revenue winners across varied genres. IMDB

Sally Tran, Director - The work of Sally Tran displays her love for colour, bold styles and conjuring clever things out of cardboard. Winner of a 2013 Script to Screen fellowship to intern at NYC's Killer Films, her big screen debut is offbeat romantic fantasy Timeslow - The Timeless Tales of Henry Glint. Official Website

Tim Van Dammen, Writer / Director / Producer - Best known for his music videos, Tim van Dammen has directed three no-budget features and 180+ videos, including clips for Sola Rosa, Boh Runga and Kids of 88. Official Website