Riskiest Film Award Predictions
What is the riskiest film you've seen this year? Which do you think will win Ant's Risk Award?
Do you think the films as a whole have tried to take some bloody risks this year?
Having been to both the Christchurch and Auckland city finals, I have to say the only one that has truly jumped out as risky to me would be Pandora's Night: Deleted Scenes by Strang Entertainment, as it's the only approach to have truly ditched story as king and gone for something where the lack of narrative is kind of the purpose of it.
Most other films I have seen don't really fall outside the realms of what we usually see in 48hours (which I personally don't have a problem with, story is still king for me). I guess there have been a few more solemn heavy hitting dramas than usual like A Friend for Life by Missing Pixels, or a couple of avant garde films like The Snapper by Michaels Baes or Split Sibling Decision by Free Chicken, but while these are risky within the competition, I don't know if I'd say they're risky in the context of filmmaking as a whole.
I guess because risk is such a vague and subjective term, you could probably argue that every film is risky in its own way, but what do you think? Who will win the risk award? Do Wellington have some total knock-outs that I'm unaware of?
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)
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)