Ōtautahi / Christchurch

City Manager

Your Ōtautahi / Christchurch City Manager is Alexander Jones (AJ).


Alexander Jones

Alexander "AJ" Jones has been the Christchurch City Manager for 48Hours since 2018, and in that time has encouraged, nurtured and championed hundreds of teams.

Outside of the competition, AJ works as a filmmaker himself for his own guerilla crew One Dollar Genre, producing one short film per month. He also keeps up-to-date with the industry through his movie-based podcast Cult Popture and his day job cutting celebrity interviews as the social media video editor for Letterboxd, the NZ based global social media platform for movie lovers.

AJ is obsessed obscure movie factoids, deepcut genre analytics and of course niche filmmaking communities like this one. His desperation to see Ōtautahi take out the grand prize means he'll do whatever he can for whichever team.


Isabel Lutz 

Isabel Lutz (she/they) is an exciting new face in the Ōtautahi performing arts and filmmaking community, having moved from Germany to Aotearoa a few years ago. In that time Isabel has worked on several movies and TV projects both in front of and behind the camera. Isabel is also heavily involved in Christchurch community theatre.

Isabel is assisting AJ in Christchurch this year.


Email AJ

Call AJ - 027 289 4736

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

Christchurch City Finals

Date / time - Thursday 27th June, 7pm

Venue - Hoyts EntX, 617 Colombo Street, Christchurch Central City.

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