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ruth
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Ultra 2018

So Ultra will be back this year...

Who's planning on giving it a try? Anyone going for round two?

Also please feel free to speculate wildly on what dastardly ideas Mr Timpson will cook up this year.

And go...

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toowit toowoo
From: Dunedin
Since: May 2011
Posts: 103

in reply to DogsBreakfast:

Or they are going to be really mean and make your film 60 sec max.

We can only dream.

2019: Banana Split (Coming of Age) ULTRA DUO
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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ruth
Since: May 2011
Posts: 153

OK - I've updated the Ultra entrants on the Ultra page - https://www.48hours.co.nz/register/ultra48/
I see a few comments about having a regional award - we'll have a think about that - there weren't ultra teams in all the regions last year, or enough to make up nominations in the regions they were in which is why we just went for the one National winner. But we'll have a chat about it. Don't want those finals nights to get toooo long.

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Bloydd
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 142

in reply to ruth:

In that case I think you should definitely at least look at nominations for the national finals.

After such a hubbub about Ultra last year, it felt like a bit of an afterthought that we didn't get any nominations or really much discussion between the weekend & the final and at the final it was kind of just like "oh here you go" to a team that was already there.

Basically I think it'd just be cool to give recognition to a few more teams who took on the challenge!

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2018 - Baby on Board - Fish-Out-of-Water (ULTRA) - CHCH finalist
2017 - Grisly - Horror Comedy (ULTRA) - CHCH finalist + Best use of Character (A Female)
2016 - Trap - Cat & Mouse - CHCH Finalist + Best use of Tech Element
2015 - Repent - Last Person on Earth - CHCH Finalist
2014 - Bearly: A Revenge Movie - Revenge - CHCH Finalist + Best use of Tech Element
2013 - 'Trigger' - Converging Storyline
2012 - 'Elmerdale' - Fantasy Adventure
2011 - Refuge - One Room/Horror (We don't talk about this one)
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AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 397

Yesterday we had a big old spitballing session and came up with a handful of Ultra ideas that I'm personally really excited about. It's a bummer that I'm on the other side this year coz I'd have loved to attempt any of these ideas ;) ;) ;)

We do seem to be lacking the same blind commitment as last year though! Only 3 Ultras in Christchurch so far? Boo! Give me something to work with people! Email Ruth and get on that Ultra buzzzzz

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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)
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2013 Bourbon Legends (Crime)
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dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1353

Last year Ultra was narrative focused in that it was a sequel.
I'd like to see this year focus on something else- such as technical or thematic.
Thoughts?
It's been suggested here a few times and I like the sound of changing the focus of the Ultraness.

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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
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Koopzilla
From: Auckland
Since: Jul 2016
Posts: 5

Chess Club shall be entering the ULTRA foray again this year.

Excitement levels are high!

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2018 - Small Fish, Big City (Fish out of water) ULTRA - National Finalist
2017 - Morgan Foster presents: Mindcreep Cinema (Supernatural) ULTRA
2016 - Text Back (Rom-Com) - National Finalist
2015 - Bread Winner (Musical) - Grand Final Winner
2014 - Mindcreep (Fantasy) - Auckland City Finalist
2013 - I Got Robots (Robot/Android) - National Runner up, Best Actor
2010 - The Power of Love (Rom-Com)
2009 - Alex, His Kids and Miracle World (Family) - Wellington City Finalist
2008 - The Hack Pack (Juvenile Delinquent) - Audience Favourite
2007 - Andrew Bayliss: Ghost Detective (Religious)
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ruth
Since: May 2011
Posts: 153

Ultra entrants are updated on the Ultra page - its a brave and select crew. https://www.48hours.co.nz/register/ultra48/

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Searlo
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 95

Submission Impossible!!! Great job guys 👍

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caketaker
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 21

Decile One are doing it this year even though we're at a third the size of our normal team! Bring it on.

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2019 - Past-It Notes - Time Travel - "Today is the first day of the past of your life" - [Wellington City Finalist]
2018 - Minor Transgressions - Fish-out-of-water Movie - "We're rich!!" - ULTRA
2017 - Discord II: Alienated - Alien Movie + Non-dialogue Movie + Redemption - "..." - ULTRA
2016 - Last August - Time Travel - "Are you sure you want to do this?"
2015 - Six Seconds of Fame - Muscial/Rockumenatry - "My garage is a palace / it locks you out"
2014 - False Profit - Musical - "No one wants to hear their future is shit"
2013 - Discord - Non-Dialogue - "..." - [Dunedin City Finalist + Best Sound Design + Best Actress]
2011 - U Creations - Body Switch - "But now, I can see the moles on my wife's face, instead of just tasting them!"
2011 - DejaV - [V48Seconds] - "A DejaV is a glitch in the Matrix." [People's Choice Award]
2010 - The Rook - Femme Fatale - "Trust? You just wanna fuck her!"

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2008 - The Chronicles of Jeff-Man - Superhero/Fairytale - "Never fear!!!"
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dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1353

Seems like Christchurch is the home of Ultra this year.
Looking at the number of entries from there, in relation to the usual number of overall teams, suggests that there are plenty of sadists down that way.
Congrats to all for giving it a bash.

Whereas Wellington only has 4.

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

We weren't going to do it this year but the city manager convinced me otherwise with a well expressed, reasoned argument.

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ruth
Since: May 2011
Posts: 153

in reply to dramamike:

Yeah Wellington - where are you all??? Come on, it will definitely not be a sequel...

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Andrew Todd
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 673

in reply to dramamike:

plenty of sadists down that way

Masochists, tyvm

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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)
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steelpotato
From: wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 329

in reply to ruth:

Sorry Ruth! If I was doing live action I'd be in for Ultra :)

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ruth
Since: May 2011
Posts: 153

in reply to steelpotato:

Go on... you can handle it...

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ruth
Since: May 2011
Posts: 153

Who's feeling burned? Who's loving life?

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dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1353

Loving the fact that I procreated in time for this

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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
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Andrew Todd
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 673

Picked a gooooood year to do animation.

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2019 - "Розкол (Schism)" - Science Fiction (National finalist, Chch 3rd place + Best Cinematography)
2018 - "Утка (Utka)" - Wish (National finalist, Chch winner + Best Script + Best Animation, official selection Kiev International Short Film Festival)
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)
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AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 397

in reply to Andrew Todd:

Sorry Ruth! If I was doing live action I'd be in for Ultra :)

Picked a gooooood year to do animation.

LOL

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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
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themorgan
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 655

Considering we've included our son every year since he was born we're pretty stoked. For our genre of course we were hoping for musical but maybe we'll be able to slip a song in there anyway.

Frauleins, oh frauleins
2019 | Frank & Beans | Buddy Movie | ULTRA48 | DQ :) | Auckland Winner: Best Disqualified Film
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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

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