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Chris Murray
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2012
Posts: 7

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PJ Wildcards 2018

First off, I just want to say that I’m a long-time listener, first-time caller (since 5 years ago) and a big fan of the show.


With less than a week to go ‘til the Grand Finals, I was hoping to discuss the proverbial ‘elephant in the room’ - the (S)PJ Wildcards. (Asking for a friend of course, or rather the 13 friends who placed in their region but weren’t selected as Grand Finalists, at the very least.) I’m not sure whether everyone is abundantly polite, afraid, or was just waiting for someone else to ask the question? Or has Ness been dealing with dozens of private messages we don’t know about?


So are the wildcards still likely to happen? Will there be enough time for the judges to consider them alongside the finalists, so they still have a dog in the race? And if Mr. Jackson doesn’t have the time, will there be another 3 films selected by those who chose the top 15? Are non-Auckland teams less likely to be chosen because it’s too late to book flights and accommodation? (That last Q was somewhat tongue-in-cheek)


Full disclosure - our film was second runner up for Christchurch, but not one of the 3 Grand Finalists selected from our region. There are no ill feelings there, we love the CHCH films that were selected and agree with the whoever made that call. We were just hoping there was a chance that Sir Peter may have seen what the ChurChur judges saw so that we at least had a chance. Or that he saw what we did in DragonVMouse’s film. Or CRAB CRAB CRAB’s film. Or SJGR’s film. Don’t make me list them all. Has anyone ever pointed out that Christchurch is the best?


By the way - we already have flights and accommodation ;) Really looking forward to hanging out with those that make it to the GF. Who else is going?

Submission Impossible

2019 - Now You See Me, Now You Don't (Buddy) - Producer/Camera
2018 - PC High (High School - ULTRA) - Co-Director/Producer/DOP
*2nd Runner Up for Christchurch
*City Winner of Best Director
*Nominated for Best Script and Best Editing
2017 - Polaroid 2 (Fantasy/Fairytale - ULTRA) - Producer/Editor
*City Finalist
*Nominated for Best Actress (Michal Bush)
2016 - The Rock and a Hard Place (Real-Time) - Producer/Editor
*City Winner of Best Team Intro
*Nominated for Best Script
2015 - Home (Last Person on Earth) - Producer/Editor
*City Finalist
*Nominated for Best Script, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score and Best Actress
2014 - One Night At Martinet's (Mistaken Identity) - Director/Editor
*City Finalist
*Nominated for Best Use of Character, Best Script, Best Original Song and Best Actress
2013 - Polaroid (Race Against The Clock) - Producer/Editor
*Audience Favorite
*City Winner of Best Team Intro
*City Winner of Best Use of Character
2012 - Split (Action) - Producer/Editor
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Chris Murray
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2012
Posts: 7

Make that 16 friends.

Submission Impossible

2019 - Now You See Me, Now You Don't (Buddy) - Producer/Camera
2018 - PC High (High School - ULTRA) - Co-Director/Producer/DOP
*2nd Runner Up for Christchurch
*City Winner of Best Director
*Nominated for Best Script and Best Editing
2017 - Polaroid 2 (Fantasy/Fairytale - ULTRA) - Producer/Editor
*City Finalist
*Nominated for Best Actress (Michal Bush)
2016 - The Rock and a Hard Place (Real-Time) - Producer/Editor
*City Winner of Best Team Intro
*Nominated for Best Script
2015 - Home (Last Person on Earth) - Producer/Editor
*City Finalist
*Nominated for Best Script, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score and Best Actress
2014 - One Night At Martinet's (Mistaken Identity) - Director/Editor
*City Finalist
*Nominated for Best Use of Character, Best Script, Best Original Song and Best Actress
2013 - Polaroid (Race Against The Clock) - Producer/Editor
*Audience Favorite
*City Winner of Best Team Intro
*City Winner of Best Use of Character
2012 - Split (Action) - Producer/Editor
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Ness Patea
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 89

Hi All,

Yes, we apologise for the delay we have been told we will get the Peter Jackson wildcards today. So we hope to announce them tomorrow night. I cant guarantee it, but fingers crossed. We know its not ideal!

Ness

2017 - 2019 - National Operations / Wellington City Manager
2016 - Wellington City Manager
2014 - 48 hours Blogger/Photographer
2012 - 48 hours Blogger/Photographer

Empire of Reason
2015 - Catch of the Day - Cat and Mouse

Traces of Nut
2013 - 'Sleeping Plot' - Crime - National WInner
2011 - 'Ruby Red' - Musical
2008 - 'Half a Horse' - Crime - Best DQed

Electric Pink Company
2010 - 'Fabricator' - Biopic
2009 - 'Electric Pink Company' - Dance
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Chris Murray
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2012
Posts: 7

Thanks Ness, great to have some communication about this! And we know you can’t guarantee anything, we are all at Sir Peter’s mercy.

Keep up the great work, you guys are doing a fantastic job. Hopefully get a chance to meet you in person on Saturday!

Submission Impossible

2019 - Now You See Me, Now You Don't (Buddy) - Producer/Camera
2018 - PC High (High School - ULTRA) - Co-Director/Producer/DOP
*2nd Runner Up for Christchurch
*City Winner of Best Director
*Nominated for Best Script and Best Editing
2017 - Polaroid 2 (Fantasy/Fairytale - ULTRA) - Producer/Editor
*City Finalist
*Nominated for Best Actress (Michal Bush)
2016 - The Rock and a Hard Place (Real-Time) - Producer/Editor
*City Winner of Best Team Intro
*Nominated for Best Script
2015 - Home (Last Person on Earth) - Producer/Editor
*City Finalist
*Nominated for Best Script, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score and Best Actress
2014 - One Night At Martinet's (Mistaken Identity) - Director/Editor
*City Finalist
*Nominated for Best Use of Character, Best Script, Best Original Song and Best Actress
2013 - Polaroid (Race Against The Clock) - Producer/Editor
*Audience Favorite
*City Winner of Best Team Intro
*City Winner of Best Use of Character
2012 - Split (Action) - Producer/Editor
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ruth
Since: May 2011
Posts: 147

Yeah I’m just sitting around hitting refresh on my emails until they arrive... sorry for the delay...

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ruth
Since: May 2011
Posts: 147

I’m quite excited to see who he picks. There’s so many good options to choose from...

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Ness Patea
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 89

in reply to Chris Murray:

Yes, please come and introduce yourself, we want to meet all the teams! Still no wildcard, sorry all!

2017 - 2019 - National Operations / Wellington City Manager
2016 - Wellington City Manager
2014 - 48 hours Blogger/Photographer
2012 - 48 hours Blogger/Photographer

Empire of Reason
2015 - Catch of the Day - Cat and Mouse

Traces of Nut
2013 - 'Sleeping Plot' - Crime - National WInner
2011 - 'Ruby Red' - Musical
2008 - 'Half a Horse' - Crime - Best DQed

Electric Pink Company
2010 - 'Fabricator' - Biopic
2009 - 'Electric Pink Company' - Dance
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Clayton Hiku
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2012
Posts: 54

in reply to Ness Patea:

Yes, please come and introduce yourself, we want to meet all the teams! Still no wildcard, sorry all!

Cool. Will come say Hi for sure. And also wow the anticipation is reaching peak levels!

48 Hours
2018 - Submission Impossible - PC High - CHCH 2nd RUNNER UP, WINNER of Best Director and Audience Favourite Heat 9, Nominated for Best Editor and Best Script
2017 - Submission Impossible - Polaroid 2 CHCH Finalist, Nominated for Best Actress (Michal Bush)
2016 - Submission Impossible - The Rock and a Hard Place CHCH Finalist, WINNER of Best Team Intro, Nominated for - Best Script,
2015 - Submission Impossible - Home CHCH Finalist, Nominated for; Best Cinematography, Best Score, Best Actress (Anna Whitaker), Best Script. Best Team Intro
2014 - Submission Impossible - One Night at Martinet's CHCH Finalist, Nominated for, Best Use of Character, Best Script, Best Actress, Best Original Song Winner of Canon Competition
2013 - Submission Impossible - Polaroid - CHCH Finalist, WINNER of Audience Favourite Heat 10 and Best use of Character Best Team Intro
2012 - Submission Impossible - Split
2011 - Film Flam - Revenge is a dish best served cold - Composer

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2011 - Iron Man, Inception, X-men, 2010 - New Moon, 2009 - 300
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irishNZ
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2018
Posts: 5

in reply to ruth:

If PJ can't make his picks due to other commitments, does 48hrs pick another three films or does the selection remain at 15 films? Maybe last years winner could do the honours (if there is no conflict of interest)?

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ruth
Since: May 2011
Posts: 147

We will announce tomorrow around midday - if PJ doesn't get us some then HP48 management will decide. There will be 18 films in the grand finals!!!

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Andrew Todd
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 659

in reply to ruth:

Unprecedented! Fingers crossed PJ pulls through.

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2018 - Poutine Wolf (Duo/Ultra) - "Utka" - Wish (National finalist, Chch winner + Best Script)
2011-2017 - Christchurch 48HOURS City Manager
2010 - TBALC - "I Am Single" - Rom-Com (Chch finalist)
2009 - TBALC - "New Fish" - Musical (National runner-up + Best Score, Chch winner)
2008 - TBALC - "Übermensch" - Horror (Chch finalist)
2007 - TBALC - "Pain Killer: The Sick Sense" - Superhero (Chch finalist)
ALSO - "As Of Yet Unfinished" (2012, unofficial); "The Contender" (2010, finals intro)
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ruth
Since: May 2011
Posts: 147

The news is out - here are your last-minute wildcards for the 2018 Grand Final. Selected by HP48Hours ourselves...

H34 - Add to Story - The High School Movie
Michaels Baes - Sneeze - The Technological Thriller
Super Furious Ninja Dragon - Office Fighter - The Splatstick Movie

Congratulations and super exciting to see four regions in the grand finals this year...

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steelpotato
From: wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 314

Wow. PJ didn't pull through. Congrats to the wildcards...

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toowit toowoo
From: Dunedin (Out of Town)
Since: May 2011
Posts: 98

Nice one Super Furious Ninja Dragon. Theirs was my favourite film from Dunedin (Invercargil) this year!

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2018: The Land Before Rhyme (Musical) ULTRA DUO
2017: Glasnost 2: Blood Moon (Supernatural) ULTRA
2016: Chasing Tail (Cat & Mouse)
2015: Glasnost (Buddy)
2014: Entropy (Time Travel)
2013: Lights. Camera. Wasteland. (Reunion)
2012: A Grave Mistake (Horror)
2011: Keeping Station (One Room (Mystery))
2010: aVatar : A sign from Guarana (V48Seconds)
2010: Alex's Puddle: The Peequel (Ghost)
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