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Christchurch City Finalists + Award Nominees 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 Christchurch City Finalists and the Award Nominees!

The twelve finalists will screen and the award winners announced at the Christchurch City Final:

Thursday May 8th, 7:30PM
Reading Cinemas The Palms
Tickets $20 from the Reading Cinemas website:
Non-finalists may upload their films now and add them to the 48HOURS Screening Room. Finalists, do not upload your films.

2014 CHRISTCHURCH CITY FINALISTS
Alterium - “Cell Bound” - Against the Odds
Black Banner Media - “A Prank Too Far” - Revenge
Domino - “Tight Package” - Race Against the Clock
Dragon V Mouse - “Bearly: A Revenge Movie” - Revenge
The Eh Team - “Le restaurant d’erreurs” - Mistaken Identity
Les Cousins Dangereux - “Something New” - Rom Com
Picton Pictures - “Son & Moon” - Time Travel
Refined Sugar - “The Narrator” - Rom Com
Speakerdip Studios - “The Practitioner” - Shock Ending
Strang Entertainment - “Steak & Cheese Lies” - Mystery/Puzzle
Submission Impossible - “One Night At Martinet’s” - Mistaken Identity
TBALC - “The Ex” - Rom Com

AWARD NOMINEES

CANON BEST DIRECTION
Alterium - “Cell Bound” - Against the Odds
Dragon V Mouse - “Bearly: A Revenge Movie” - Revenge
Domino - “Tight Package” - Race Against the Clock
The Eh Team - “Le restaurant d’erreurs” - Mistaken Identity
Les Cousins Dangereux - “Something New” - Rom Com

NZ HERALD ONLINE BEST SCRIPT
The Eh Team - “Le restaurant d’erreurs” - Mistaken Identity
Les Cousins Dangereux - “Something New” - Rom Com
Refined Sugar - “The Narrator” - Rom Com
Submission Impossible - “One Night At Martinet’s” - Mistaken Identity
TBALC - “The Ex” - Rom Com

V ENERGY BEST ACTOR
Troy Vandergoes - Black Banner Media - “A Prank Too Far” - Revenge
Hamish Parkinson - The Eh Team - “Le restaurant d’erreurs” - Mistaken Identity
Michael Bastin - Les Cousins Dangereux - “Something New” - Rom Com
Jacob Paterson - Refined Sugar - “The Narrator” - Rom Com
Scott Koorey - TBALC - “The Ex” - Rom Com

V ENERGY BEST ACTRESS
Jess Lockie - Dragon V Mouse - “Bearly: A Revenge Movie” - Revenge
Christy Blackmore - Les Cousins Dangereux - “Something New” - Rom Com
Susannah Kenton - The Lost Cause - “There Is A House” - Mystery/Puzzle
Michal Bush - Submission Impossible - “One Night At Martinet’s” - Mistaken Identity
Laura Irish - TBALC - “The Ex” - Rom Com

CANON BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Alterium - “Cell Bound” - Against the Odds
Chromatic Aberration - “Mimicker” - Horror/Splatter
Domino - “Tight Package” - Race Against the Clock
The Eh Team - “Le restaurant d’erreurs” - Mistaken Identity
Vatican Daycare - “Slumber” - Musical/Dance

YOOBEE DESIGN SCHOOL BEST EDITING
The Eh Team - “Le restaurant d’erreurs” - Mistaken Identity
Les Cousins Dangereux - “Something New” - Rom Com
Rocket Boy Films - “REaD” - Film Within A Film
Speakerdip Studios - “The Practitioner” - Shock Ending
Strang Entertainment - “Steak & Cheese Lies” - Mystery/Puzzle

AUT UNIVERSITY BEST SCHOOL TEAM
B Team - “Tongue Tied” - Fantasy/Adventure
The Funky Filmers - “Ball Date” - Mistaken Identity
Pigs Guts Films - “Scindo” - Revenge
Refined Sugar - “The Narrator” - Rom Com
Vatican Daycare - “Slumber” - Musical/Dance

RIALTO CHANNEL RISING TALENT AWARD
B Team - “Tongue Tied” - Fantasy/Adventure
Dragon V Mouse - “Bearly: A Revenge Movie” - Revenge
Refined Sugar - “The Narrator” - Rom Com
Secrets About Secrets - “Spaghetti” - Race Against the Clock
Vatican Daycare - “Slumber” - Musical/Dance

WIFT BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR
Cat House Films - “The Real Me” - Rom Com
Con Cor Pro - “Marathon” - Race Against the Clock
Crab Crab Crab - “Foster Family” - Horror/Splatter
Knawtra Studios - Et Deinceps Sursum (Onwards and Upwards) - Against the Odds
Mad Scientists - “One Man Army” - Against the Odds

INCREDIBLY STRANGE BEST BAD FILM
The Dark Circle - “Continuum” - Time Travel
Justice Films - “The Placebo Effect” - Fantasy/Adventure
Mad Scientists - “One Man Army” - Against the Odds
planetfoxfilms - “The Unnatural Story of White” - Mistaken identity
Studio G2 - “Cure” - Mystery/Puzzle

ALICE CINEMATHEQUE AUDIENCE FAVOURITE AWARD WINNERS
HEAT 1: Sets On The Beach - "Incubus" - Mystery/Puzzle
HEAT 2: Black Banner Media - "A Prank Too Far" - Revenge
HEAT 3: The Eh Team - "Le restaurant d'erreurs" - Mistaken Identity
HEAT 4: Vatican Daycare - “Slumber” - Musical/Dance
HEAT 5: Les Cousins Dangereux - "Something New" - Rom Com
HEAT 6: No Budget Ninjas - "Another Day, Another Dance" - Musical/Dance
HEAT 7: Chromatic Aberration - "Mimicker" - Horror/Splatter
HEAT 8: Oh Deer Films - "A Kinder Surprise" - Rom Com
HEAT 9: Strang Entertainment - "Steak & Cheese Lies" - Mystery/Puzzle

BEST DISQUALIFIED FILM
Dolphin - “Why You Shouldn’t Internet Date” - Rom Com
D.T.F. (Down To Film) - “Once A Babysitter” - Fantasy/Adventure
Intelligent Design - “Repute” - Film Within a Film
Just A Good Bunch of Guys - “Rising Tide” - Revenge
Mrs E Movies - “Undertaking” - Horror/Splatter

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Alterium - “Cell Bound” - Against the Odds
The Lost Cause - “There Is A House” - Mystery/Puzzle
Robocrop - “Pads of Passion” - Rom Com
Sneaky Horses - “Second Skin” - Fantasy/Adventure
TBALC - “The Ex” - Rom Com

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Cat House Films - “The Real Me” - Rom Com
Les Cousins Dangereux - “Something New” - Rom Com
Littlest Film Company - “Dead Dancing” - Musical/Dance
Submission Impossible - “One Night At Martinet’s” - Mistaken Identity
Upshot - “Saint Lyrical’s” - Musical/Dance

BEST ART DIRECTION
Alterium - “Cell Bound” - Against the Odds
Con Cor Pro - “Marathon” - Race Against the Clock
The Eh Team - “Le restaurant d’erreurs” - Mistaken Identity
Picton Pictures - “Son & Moon” - Time Travel
Studio G2 - “Cure” - Mystery/Puzzle

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Alterium - “Cell Bound” - Against the Odds
B Team - “Tongue Tied” - Fantasy/Adventure
Chromatic Aberration - “Mimicker” - Horror/Splatter
Knawtra Studios - Et Deinceps Sursum (Onwards and Upwards) - Against the Odds
Studio G2 - “Cure” - Mystery/Puzzle

BEST MAKEUP
Bad Video - “King of the Castle” - Fantasy/Adventure
Chromatic Aberration - “Mimicker” - Horror/Splatter
Knawtra Studios - Et Deinceps Sursum (Onwards and Upwards) - Against the Odds
The Littlest Film Company - “Dead Dancing” - Musical/Dance
planetfoxfilms - “The Unnatural Story of White” - Mistaken identity

BEST ANIMATION
Everything Sticks - “The Shirt” - Shock Ending
Four Way - “The Ball Thief” - Time Travel
Picton Pictures - “Son & Moon” - Time Travel

BEST USE OF THE CHARACTER - MORGAN FOSTER, A LIAR
Alterium - “Cell Bound” - Against the Odds
Awkward Spark - “Fostering Lies” - Film Within a Film
Cat House Films - “The Real Me” - Rom Com
Domino - “Tight Package” - Race Against the Clock
Submission Impossible - “One Night At Martinet’s” - Mistaken Identity

BEST USE OF THE PROP - A BALL
Alterium - “Cell Bound” - Against the Odds
Chromatic Aberration - “Mimicker” - Horror/Splatter
Domino - “Tight Package” - Race Against the Clock
Picton Pictures - “Son & Moon” - Time Travel
Robocrop - “Pads of Passion” - Rom Com

BEST USE OF THE LINE - “NOT WITH THAT YOU’RE NOT”
Awkward Spark - “Fostering Lies” - Film Within a Film
Black Banner Media - “A Prank Too Far” - Revenge
The Eh Team - “Le restaurant d’erreurs” - Mistaken Identity
Les Cousins Dangereux - “Something New” - Rom Com
Strang Entertainment - “Steak & Cheese Lies” - Mystery/Puzzle

BEST USE OF THE TECHNICAL ELEMENT - AN EXTREME CLOSEUP
Crab Crab Crab - “Foster Family” - Horror/Splatter
Dragon V Mouse - “Bearly: A Revenge Movie” - Revenge
The Eh Team - “Le restaurant d’erreurs” - Mistaken Identity
The Lost Cause - “There Is A House” - Mystery/Puzzle
Picton Pictures - “Son & Moon” - Time Travel

BEST TEAM INTRO
Mad Scientists
Refined Sugar
No Budget Ninjas
Partially Inconvenien
Thumper Productions

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2019 - "Розкол (Schism)" - Science Fiction (National finalist, Chch 3rd place + Best Cinematography, official selection Toronto After Dark and Morbido Fest 2019)
2018 - "Утка (Utka)" - Wish (National finalist, Chch winner + Best Script + Best Animation, official selection Kiev International Short Film Festival 2019 and Abycinitos 2020)
2011-2017 - Christchurch 48HOURS City Manager
2010 - "I Am Single" - Rom-Com (Chch finalist + Best Art Direction)
2009 - "New Fish" - Musical (National runner-up + Best Score, Chch winner)
2008 - "Übermensch" - Horror (Chch finalist)
2007 - "Pain Killer: The Sick Sense" - Superhero (Chch finalist)
ALSO - "As Of Yet Unfinished" (2012, unofficial); "The Contender" (2010, finals intro)

dmanthei
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 418

This is one of the few events every year
where I relish the opportunity to try and dress decently.

I don't know why, other than I love everything about it
and wished that others regarded it as I do.

2014 - Robocrop - "Pads of Passion" RomCom (Best Original Score - Christchurch)
2013 - Robocrop - "The Price of Pilsner" Horror
2012 - Robocrop - "Promises" Crime - DQed (Nominated Best DQed Film)
2011 - Robocrop - "Protocol" One Room (Crime) - LATE

Brendon
From: Chch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 105

in reply to dmanthei:

I'm down with dressing up.

TBALC / Team Moon

Andrew Todd
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 674

Can't stress enough how close this final was.

We only just now settled on our city winner and runner-up.

Gonna be a nail-biter of an awards show.

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Senior Contributor at Birth.Movies.Death

2019 - "Розкол (Schism)" - Science Fiction (National finalist, Chch 3rd place + Best Cinematography, official selection Toronto After Dark and Morbido Fest 2019)
2018 - "Утка (Utka)" - Wish (National finalist, Chch winner + Best Script + Best Animation, official selection Kiev International Short Film Festival 2019 and Abycinitos 2020)
2011-2017 - Christchurch 48HOURS City Manager
2010 - "I Am Single" - Rom-Com (Chch finalist + Best Art Direction)
2009 - "New Fish" - Musical (National runner-up + Best Score, Chch winner)
2008 - "Übermensch" - Horror (Chch finalist)
2007 - "Pain Killer: The Sick Sense" - Superhero (Chch finalist)
ALSO - "As Of Yet Unfinished" (2012, unofficial); "The Contender" (2010, finals intro)

Cardinal
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 182

in reply to Andrew Todd:

Can't stress enough how close this final was.

We only just now settled on our city winner and runner-up.

Gonna be a nail-biter of an awards show.

Oh God, WHAT HAVE WE DONE?

(No, seriously. I'm not sure yet.)

Strange
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2013
Posts: 106

I only just noticed, but how come there is no Sexiest Looking Short category for chch this year?

2018- The Marquis de Sade The Monster Movie
2017 - Pandora's Night The Alien Film & Behind The Scenes The At Night Movie
2016 - Every Romance Trailer Ever Rom-Com
2015 - The Intervention Shock Ending
2014 - Steak and Cheese Lies Puzzle/Mystery Film
2013 - Prey: A Tale From The Future Robot/Cyborg/Android Film
2012 - True. Inspirational Film
2011 - The Kids Next Door Revenge Film
2010 - Take 4 Ghost Film

Andrew Todd
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 674

in reply to Strange:

I only just noticed, but how come there is no Sexiest Looking Short category for chch this year?

Images & Sound were both the sponsor of that award and the reason it existed, and they're no longer a sponsor.

GHOST SHARK 2: URBAN JAWS available for download or stream
Senior Contributor at Birth.Movies.Death

2019 - "Розкол (Schism)" - Science Fiction (National finalist, Chch 3rd place + Best Cinematography, official selection Toronto After Dark and Morbido Fest 2019)
2018 - "Утка (Utka)" - Wish (National finalist, Chch winner + Best Script + Best Animation, official selection Kiev International Short Film Festival 2019 and Abycinitos 2020)
2011-2017 - Christchurch 48HOURS City Manager
2010 - "I Am Single" - Rom-Com (Chch finalist + Best Art Direction)
2009 - "New Fish" - Musical (National runner-up + Best Score, Chch winner)
2008 - "Übermensch" - Horror (Chch finalist)
2007 - "Pain Killer: The Sick Sense" - Superhero (Chch finalist)
ALSO - "As Of Yet Unfinished" (2012, unofficial); "The Contender" (2010, finals intro)

Section59
From: Wlg/Chc
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 96

Has anyone had problems buying tickets on the Reading Cinemas site? I tried to buy three tickets today and it got to the seat selection page and just hung there forever - saying "please wait". I'm a patient man, but...

Section59 Films
www.Section59.co.nz

2007 - Death Nurse (Grindhouse)
2008 - The Orphan and the Inn (Fairy Tale)
2009 - Larger Than Life (Realtime)
2010 - We took a holiday :)
2011 - Crime of the Centuries (Crime)
2012 - Pronoia (Crime) - Christchurch team: Intelligent Design
2012 - S.H.A.R.P. (Superhero) - Wellington team: Random Acts
2013 - Breath of the Gods (Techno Thriller) - Christchurch team: Intelligent Design
2013 - Scooter Girl (Obsessive Relationship) - Wellington team: Random Acts
2014 - Repute (Film Within A Film) - Christchurch team: Intelligent Design
2014 - The Talented Mr Chancey (Mistaken Identity) - Wellington team: Random Acts
2015 - In Bread, Love. (Romantic Comedy) - Christchurch team: Intelligent Design
2015 - Stealing Thoughts (Other Dimension) - Wellington team: Random Acts

Section59
From: Wlg/Chc
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 96

in reply to Section59:

Oh ok - here's the fix, and it makes absolutely NO sort of sense whatsoever.

Press <ESC> then select seats and click on the "PLEASE WAIT" button at the bottom. Wunderbar!

Section59 Films
www.Section59.co.nz

2007 - Death Nurse (Grindhouse)
2008 - The Orphan and the Inn (Fairy Tale)
2009 - Larger Than Life (Realtime)
2010 - We took a holiday :)
2011 - Crime of the Centuries (Crime)
2012 - Pronoia (Crime) - Christchurch team: Intelligent Design
2012 - S.H.A.R.P. (Superhero) - Wellington team: Random Acts
2013 - Breath of the Gods (Techno Thriller) - Christchurch team: Intelligent Design
2013 - Scooter Girl (Obsessive Relationship) - Wellington team: Random Acts
2014 - Repute (Film Within A Film) - Christchurch team: Intelligent Design
2014 - The Talented Mr Chancey (Mistaken Identity) - Wellington team: Random Acts
2015 - In Bread, Love. (Romantic Comedy) - Christchurch team: Intelligent Design
2015 - Stealing Thoughts (Other Dimension) - Wellington team: Random Acts

Andrew Todd
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 674

in reply to Section59:

Has anyone had problems buying tickets on the Reading Cinemas site? I tried to buy three tickets today and it got to the seat selection page and just hung there forever - saying "please wait". I'm a patient man, but...

There are other bugs as well - like how certain seats give you a "seat not available" error if you try to book them, which makes me suspect the site is incorrectly reporting which seats are already booked.

I've asked them about this stuff and they've told me they're working on it (for over a week now), but I'm pretty furious about it to be honest. A shitty booking system can mean the difference between a full house and an awkward half-house.

If you can't get tickets online, try the box office. I have little faith that the online bookings will be fixed before next Thursday.

Also: please invite as many people as possible, everyone. I want to pack the place out.

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Senior Contributor at Birth.Movies.Death

2019 - "Розкол (Schism)" - Science Fiction (National finalist, Chch 3rd place + Best Cinematography, official selection Toronto After Dark and Morbido Fest 2019)
2018 - "Утка (Utka)" - Wish (National finalist, Chch winner + Best Script + Best Animation, official selection Kiev International Short Film Festival 2019 and Abycinitos 2020)
2011-2017 - Christchurch 48HOURS City Manager
2010 - "I Am Single" - Rom-Com (Chch finalist + Best Art Direction)
2009 - "New Fish" - Musical (National runner-up + Best Score, Chch winner)
2008 - "Übermensch" - Horror (Chch finalist)
2007 - "Pain Killer: The Sick Sense" - Superhero (Chch finalist)
ALSO - "As Of Yet Unfinished" (2012, unofficial); "The Contender" (2010, finals intro)

Andrew Todd
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 674

This morning's Press has a full page (in the Go section) about the finals, with blurbs written by me about each and every film that will screen (save for the Best Bad Film winner, which will be announced and shown on the night).

Get a Press then get yer tickets.

GHOST SHARK 2: URBAN JAWS available for download or stream
Senior Contributor at Birth.Movies.Death

2019 - "Розкол (Schism)" - Science Fiction (National finalist, Chch 3rd place + Best Cinematography, official selection Toronto After Dark and Morbido Fest 2019)
2018 - "Утка (Utka)" - Wish (National finalist, Chch winner + Best Script + Best Animation, official selection Kiev International Short Film Festival 2019 and Abycinitos 2020)
2011-2017 - Christchurch 48HOURS City Manager
2010 - "I Am Single" - Rom-Com (Chch finalist + Best Art Direction)
2009 - "New Fish" - Musical (National runner-up + Best Score, Chch winner)
2008 - "Übermensch" - Horror (Chch finalist)
2007 - "Pain Killer: The Sick Sense" - Superhero (Chch finalist)
ALSO - "As Of Yet Unfinished" (2012, unofficial); "The Contender" (2010, finals intro)

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 529

in reply to Andrew Todd:

Can't stress enough how close this final was. We only just now settled on our city winner and runner-up.

OK, so this is also an attempt to bump this thread up and get some buzz going! Thursday seems to very far away!

Anyone else game enough to pick the CHCH winner and Runner-up?

I initially felt that either TBALC (my head) or Strang (my heart) would win it, but I have a sneaky feeling that Les Cousins Dangereux might just steal the show, with TBALC bridesmaid again.

SCREENING NOW: End - Real Time; CHCH25s
REVISIT: The Stile - Star-crossed Lovers; ULTRA48; CHCH25s

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AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 397

in reply to Mista Teas:

Wow that means a lot to hear man, especially from the guy who's seen all the chch films. I haven't seen any of the other finalists, so I don't know how ours compares.

Christchurch City Manager 2018-2019 | My Favourite 48Hour Films | The 48Hours Podcast

Les Cousins Dangereux
2017 Not Again (Alien)
Christchurch Runner-Up | National Finalist (Peter Jackson Wildcard)
2016 A Time and a Place (Time Travel) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
NA
2015 #apocalypse2k15 (The Last Person on Earth) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
Christchurch City Finalist/Best Art Direction
2014 Something New (RomCom)
Christchurch Runner-Up/Best Use of Line/Best Script/Best Original Song/Best Editing | National Best Use of Prop
2013 Bourbon Legends (Crime)
NA

dmanthei
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 418

Something New was one of the most touching films of the whole comp, imo,
so I would be pretty pleased if it won.

I think the winner and runner-up will be one of these:
Les Cousins Dangereux
The Eh Team
TBALC
Picton Pictures

I think Strang's was strong, but I don't think it was as strong as those four.
I would put it at number five in the list.

I would be pretty surprised if The Eh Team didn't take one of the top two,
but I don't think it's necessarily strong enough to win.

2014 - Robocrop - "Pads of Passion" RomCom (Best Original Score - Christchurch)
2013 - Robocrop - "The Price of Pilsner" Horror
2012 - Robocrop - "Promises" Crime - DQed (Nominated Best DQed Film)
2011 - Robocrop - "Protocol" One Room (Crime) - LATE

AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 397

in reply to dmanthei:

I am BLUSHING.

Christchurch City Manager 2018-2019 | My Favourite 48Hour Films | The 48Hours Podcast

Les Cousins Dangereux
2017 Not Again (Alien)
Christchurch Runner-Up | National Finalist (Peter Jackson Wildcard)
2016 A Time and a Place (Time Travel) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
NA
2015 #apocalypse2k15 (The Last Person on Earth) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
Christchurch City Finalist/Best Art Direction
2014 Something New (RomCom)
Christchurch Runner-Up/Best Use of Line/Best Script/Best Original Song/Best Editing | National Best Use of Prop
2013 Bourbon Legends (Crime)
NA

TheNimbleMarmoset
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2012
Posts: 198

in reply to Mista Teas:

...with TBALC bridesmaid again.

Bridesmaid is absolutely fine with me, as long as we don't have to wear those shiny pink dresses. Would settle for usher or flowergirl also.

SOUTH JERSEY GHOST RESEARCH
2019 - "Catman and Robyn" (The Secret Identity Movie)
2018 - "Cushy: A Pull Story" (The Film That Spans More Than Ten Years)

TBALC
2017 - "Down 2 The Wire". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2016 - "Down To The Wire" (Bechdel)
2016 - "Windows" (Mystery). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011 - "Band Of Bullies" (Quest)
2015 - "The Silent Man" (Mystery). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2010 - "I Am Single" (Rom Com)
2014 - "The Ex" (Rom Com). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 - "New Fish" (Musical)
2013 - "Quarrelsome Heat" (Action/Adventure). . . 2008 - "Übermensch" (Horror)
2012 - "Nicky + Eve 19/5" (One Shot) . . . . . . . . . . .2007 - "Pain-Killer: The Sick Sense" (Superhero)

EVIL GENIUS LABS
2005 - "Bruised Gold" (Documentary)

Andrew Todd
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 674

in reply to AJ:

I haven't seen any of the other finalists, so I don't know how ours compares.

Slightly off-topic, this is why I quietly chuckle to myself every year when every major centre has people proclaiming there's no way their city's winner isn't taking out the nationals.

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Senior Contributor at Birth.Movies.Death

2019 - "Розкол (Schism)" - Science Fiction (National finalist, Chch 3rd place + Best Cinematography, official selection Toronto After Dark and Morbido Fest 2019)
2018 - "Утка (Utka)" - Wish (National finalist, Chch winner + Best Script + Best Animation, official selection Kiev International Short Film Festival 2019 and Abycinitos 2020)
2011-2017 - Christchurch 48HOURS City Manager
2010 - "I Am Single" - Rom-Com (Chch finalist + Best Art Direction)
2009 - "New Fish" - Musical (National runner-up + Best Score, Chch winner)
2008 - "Übermensch" - Horror (Chch finalist)
2007 - "Pain Killer: The Sick Sense" - Superhero (Chch finalist)
ALSO - "As Of Yet Unfinished" (2012, unofficial); "The Contender" (2010, finals intro)

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 529

in reply to Andrew Todd:

I do the same. Mighty bold claims are made! I remember in 2009 there was no way a film outside of Auckland was gonna win that year - what happens? Dunedin 1st; CHCH 2nd.

Anyway, all part of the fun!

SCREENING NOW: End - Real Time; CHCH25s
REVISIT: The Stile - Star-crossed Lovers; ULTRA48; CHCH25s

Everything Sticks since 2008
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themorgan
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 655

I feel like you're probably talking about me, so I'll just point out that what I said was the rest of the country won't know what hit it, not that I predict an Auckland win. When you see Lense Flare's short you'll know I'm right about that. Without giving away details, it is absolutely beyond anything we've ever seen in the comp. I said nothing about who will win for two reasons: one is I've only seen my heat and the Auckland finals, and second is I have no confidence (at all) in the judging.

Frauleins, oh frauleins
2019 | Frank & Beans | Buddy Movie | ULTRA48 | DQ :) | Auckland Winner: Best Disqualified Film
2018 | MUST LOVE BOTS | Anti-RomCom | ULTRA48 | Heat 4 Audience Fav, Auckland Short List, Auckland Finalist: Best Script
2017 | I am ball 2 | Survival | ULTRA48
2016 | The Littlest Punk | Punk | Auckland finalist: Best Original Song
2015 | Crumbs | RomCom, Animated | DQ & Very bad!
2014 | I am ball | Musical, Animated | Auckland finalist: Best Use of Prop
2013 | Crybaby | Race Against Time | Boring!
2012 | S.U.L.A. | Urban Legend | Puppets
2011 | Kill Therapist | Revenge | Writer, Director, Actor | Notorious
2010 | Action Manu | Biopic | Writer, Director | Boring

Fractured Radius
2009 | All's Fair | Musical/Dance | Co-Writer
2008 | The End | Drama | Co-Writer | Auckland winner
2003 | F.I.T. | Cop/Crime | Peripheral

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 529

in reply to dmanthei:

I think Strang's was strong, but I don't think it was as strong as those four.I would put it at number five in the list.

Yep, fair enough. I just think it has the "feel" of a city winner though and is a better story, with a bit more substance than The Eh Team's film. TBALC's is all round fun and energy so it also has that "feel".

Picton Pictures is an interesting one; I suppose they were a bit of a dark (sea) horse a couple of years back. Be interesting to see it again. It was nicely crafted but I felt it lacked a bit of spark and variety.

SCREENING NOW: End - Real Time; CHCH25s
REVISIT: The Stile - Star-crossed Lovers; ULTRA48; CHCH25s

Everything Sticks since 2008
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Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Strange
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2013
Posts: 106

in reply to Mista Teas:

We are seriously flatterd to even be in discussions like these

having only seen the other films in our heat, (of which there is a weirdly high ratio in the finals) I'm really keen to see The Eh Team's along with, Dragon V Mouse, Les Cousins Dangereux and Picton Pictures (I've heard many good things about these)

I'm so keen to see The Practitioner again, I feel like it will be even better the second time arround.

Should be a good night at pictures!

On a side note though, the palms sure has some balls putting a $1.50 online booking fee in place when the online booking doesn't even work properly...

But hey, at least we are back in a movie theatre this year!

2018- The Marquis de Sade The Monster Movie
2017 - Pandora's Night The Alien Film & Behind The Scenes The At Night Movie
2016 - Every Romance Trailer Ever Rom-Com
2015 - The Intervention Shock Ending
2014 - Steak and Cheese Lies Puzzle/Mystery Film
2013 - Prey: A Tale From The Future Robot/Cyborg/Android Film
2012 - True. Inspirational Film
2011 - The Kids Next Door Revenge Film
2010 - Take 4 Ghost Film