Kirikiriroa / Hamilton

City Managers

Your Kirikiriroa / Hamilton City Manager is Tony Bennett.

Tony Bennett


This year Tony is taking on the regional manager role for both Taranaki and Hamilton. 

Tony is worlds away from his two decades living in London, in which he ran short film night events and rushed around taking part in 48Hour competitions in the big smoke.

He was the Tropfest NZ 2017 Runner-Up at the beautiful Bowl of Brooklands in New Plymouth, which helped set him up to deliver the best experience for the Taranaki 48Hour film-makers.

48Hour films are the gift that keeps on giving; each year they never fail to surprise.


Your main point of contact for the Kirikirikoa/Hamilton region is Tony.

Email Tony

Call Tony - 020 4109 2488

Join the Hamilton 48Hours Facebook Group


All heats in 2024 will be screened online so teams can watch all entries.

Hamilton City Finals

Date / time - Thursday 13th June, 7pm

Venue - Event Cinema Chartwell, Westfield Chartwell, Corner Hukanui & Comries Rd.

Buy Tickets


Mike Potton


Mike Potton is a 48Hours frozen fossil dug up in a sarcophagus full of petrified MiniDV tapes. He was thawed and re-animated for 2021, shooting Traces of Nut's winning film Good Girl. In 2022 he shot runner up Child Support's A Multitude of Ways to Leave your Lover. Queer and Here, Kia Kids News and Country Calendar are some of his TV exploits shot before his inevitible return to a frozen tomb.