Since: Sep 2017
In 2016 we handed in with about 4 minutes to spare. Could’ve easily been 30-40 if our DP hadn’t convinced us to use the highest possible export settings in Premiere.
So don’t do that. Just choose the YouTube 1080p preset and let it do its thing.
Also having an SSD to store footage on the next couple of years was a godsend.
Since: Apr 2011
We had a character walk into the ocean to die. She walked. We filmed. Wellington. Southerly. Just as she got out of ear shot the battery died. Telling her when she returned that she needed to go again was tough. So impressed that she said yes.
2019 Depart'ners Buddy
2018 Thanks to the Academy Heist Ultra
2017 Forelsket Nutbar Films Buddy Sacrifice
2016 Con Troll Alt Delete Nutbar Films Horror Fan Favourite. City Finalist for Make-Up
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films Mystery
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin Film, within a film
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot Robot/Cyborg/Android
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films Action
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films Mystery
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films Twin
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films Romance
2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants Animal
Since: May 2011
In 2016 we handed in with about 4 minutes to spare.
Yo Ben I'ma let you finish, but in 2014 Les Cousins Dangereux handed in with only 30 seconds to spare, and we came runner up in Christchurch that year.
Since: Mar 2014
Hmm, last year we made a musical even though we didn't have to and had never made a musical. We started shooting at 11:30pm Saturday (yes, almost Sunday) but managed to wrap by 4am, after about 51 takes of the final dance sequence and finally getting one where everyone did it right (I said right, not well, lol).
Don't recommend choreographing and teaching a bunch of non-dancers (including the choreographer) a dance between 3-4am after everyone's already had no sleep. Y'know, unless you want an extra challenge!
It was fun though. The one year I really thought it was going to be impossible to finish the film, but still got it handed in in the end :)
We didn't make it once, in like 2007, because we had an export back to miniDV tape fail 3 times and then had to drive through Auckland and missed it by about 1 minute!
2019: "DopeMonkey Live" - Gross-out Comedy - Pastafarian Productions (Solo/ULTRA)
2018: "Heist School Musical" - Heist Movie - Pastafarian Productions (Regional Best Door Slam)
2017: "ESP" - Alien Movie - Pastafarian Productions (Regional Finalist)
2016: "The War on Error" - Cat & Mouse - Pastafarian Productions (Regional Finalist)
2015: "Us... But Mainly You" - Black Comedy - Pastafarian Productions (Regional Finalist)
2014: "Sphere" - Horror - Pastafarian Productions (Regional Finalist)
2008: "I Adore" - Drama - Conspiracion de las Palomitas
2007: "The Hazel Princess" - Fairytale - Conspiracion de las Palomitas
2006: "All Ur <3 R Belong 2 Me" - Romance - Popcorn Conspiracy
Since: Sep 2017
Well over 100kph run down Strickland street to hand in on time.... the runners smashed it - unfortunately he was sprinting as fast as he could to the door....while watching it close. 20 seconds late that year...picked up "best disqualified" Still an amazing weekend, everyone was still stoked, the beers flowed and we watched the film about 10 times with glee.