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ruth
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Ultra48 - new challenge for veterans

Hi all, we've just launched a new challenge for veterans - Ultra48. You can read all about it on the website https://www.48hours.co.nz/2017/register/?ss=ultra48
And here's the blurb:

Ultra48

(Think the comp is a bit easy? Think again)

ULTRA48 is now open to veterans of the competition with at least five years experience who think they have what it takes to go some extra miles for HP48.

HOW IT WORKS

Teams who enter ULTRA48 will be given some other, especially difficult requirements at the launch, which will make things extra hard. They will still need to follow all the standard rules, just incorporate the other elements.

Teams will be competing for a single national award of ULTRA48 CHAMPION 2017. The winner will be announced at the Grand National Final and will be awarded the inaugural ULTRA48 CUP which will be filled with champagne (or V).

Teams will still be eligible for all other awards and will be judged alongside other entrants, except we will be also be judging how these harder elements are integrated into the story. ULTRA48teams MUST include the ULTRA48 elements as well as the regular elements in their films to be eligible to be a finalist or award nomination.

HOW TO ENTER

Teams will need to sign up before the shoot weekend in - this isn’t something you can opt into over the weekend, you need to put your money where your mouth is before you start.

You can signup by emailing us with your team name, region and a list of your five previous entries so we can verify that you are ready to go Ultra48.

EMAIL TO GO ULTRA - ruth@48hours.co.nz

We will confirm via email that you are indeed eligible, by the 23rd of August.

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droolingmonkey
From: New Zealand
Since: Apr 2012
Posts: 69

Yussssss

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CraigWB
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 442

I kinda want to do it but I can't help but be nervous about the extra elements.

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dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1367

Now this is a curve ball.
We're not one of the frequent finalists, but I've put it out to the team and asked their opinions.
Am really tempted to give it a bash.

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DogsBreakfast
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 291

Bring it on! I'm not scared. Well..a little bit scared..but what the hell! Let's do this!

2019 "The Drop" - Secret Identity - ULTRA SOLOish
2018 "Furry" - The Wish Movie - ULTRA DUO - Heat 3 runner up Audience Favourite
2017 "The Grove 2: Survival with a vengeance" - Survival ULTRA
2016 "A Baaaaad Habit" - Bro Movie
2015 "Barry's World" - Other Dimension - Best Animation Auckland region
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2012 "Brick's Quest" - Fantasy Adventure - Heat 8 - Audience Favourite
2011 "Playin the Game" - Mystery
2010 " Syd's Garage - a study in Autoeroticism" - Musical - Heat 4 - Audience Favourite
2009 "Doggone" - Family Movie (was a doggone waste of time)
2008 "Sounds of Romance" - Romance
2007 "The Grove" - Crime - Auckland finalist, best script award
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Freezingfire
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 23

Halcyon Entertainment are in. For better or for worse.

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Strange
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2013
Posts: 108

I'm really into this as a new direction for the comp!

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Bloydd
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 144

Intruiged, I'll be giving it a go I think. Will run it by the team first!

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2016 - Trap - Cat & Mouse - CHCH Finalist + Best use of Tech Element
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Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 554

in reply to ruth:

ULTRA48teams MUST include the ULTRA48 elements as well as the regular elements in their films to be eligible to be a finalist or award nomination.

So, just getting my head around this so that I'm absolutely 100% before I commit...are you DQ'd from the whole show if you did happen to miss some of the ULTRA48 elements or just from ULTRA48 competition eligibility?

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AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 399

in reply to Mista Teas:

I would you get kicked from the whole comp, as non-ultra members can still be city finalists.

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Cardinal
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 182

So, just getting my head around this so that I'm absolutely 100% before I commit...are you DQ'd from the whole show if you did happen to miss some of the ULTRA48 elements or just from ULTRA48 competition eligibility?

Hmm. This is a very good question. Can you sign up for ULTRA, get the extra challenges and go "nup, hard pass", and still submit an in-regular-competition film, only having to live with your own cowardice (rather than a DQ)?

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themorgan
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 664

kicked from the whole comp

Well this is a really interesting idea.

I feel like Ultra should be something where other teams say "holy shit they're actually going for it" when they see you're giving it a shot. It shouldn't be something where every team over 5 years does it by default just because, if so what's the point?

Ant said:

It's ULTRA but it's not intended to be so nasty it's not fun

So probably not mean but still a decent increase in degree of difficulty.

This comp should be fun, we're all just making silly little films after all, but it shouldn't be easy and ultra should step that up several notches at least.

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Bloydd
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 144

So is Ultra the "big changes coming" to the elements? Or will there be some other changes to expect for the non-Ultra teams?

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2019 - That Time of the Month - Time Travel (NOT ULTRA) - CHCH finalist
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)
2010 - 'Everything You Need To Know About Sex (But Were Too Thick To Realise)' - Sex Education - Audience Favourite
2009 - 'Behind Closed Doors' - Real Time

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Andrew Todd
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 680

in reply to Bloydd:

So is Ultra the "big changes coming" to the elements? Or will there be some other changes to expect for the non-Ultra teams?

"You'll see" - the President.

(we won't make you start a nuclear war)

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droolingmonkey
From: New Zealand
Since: Apr 2012
Posts: 69

in reply to Andrew Todd:

(we won't make you start a nuclear war)

We wont make you, but there's no specific rule againt it...

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dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1367

in reply to droolingmonkey:

Yeah, but can you imagine the health and safety rules associated with it?

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ruth
Since: May 2011
Posts: 157

So, just getting my head around this so that I'm absolutely 100% before I commit...are you DQ'd from the whole show if you did happen to miss some of the ULTRA48 elements or just from ULTRA48 competition eligibility?

If you commit to Ultra then you need to include the ULTRA elements as well. If you don't then yes your film is out.

The idea is you can't back out last minute... This is for teams who are up for a challenge...

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DogsBreakfast
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 291

Well, Dog's Breakfast have been accepted into this new challenge so no turning back now. Looking forward to questioning why I decided to sign up for it over the shoot weekend :)

2019 "The Drop" - Secret Identity - ULTRA SOLOish
2018 "Furry" - The Wish Movie - ULTRA DUO - Heat 3 runner up Audience Favourite
2017 "The Grove 2: Survival with a vengeance" - Survival ULTRA
2016 "A Baaaaad Habit" - Bro Movie
2015 "Barry's World" - Other Dimension - Best Animation Auckland region
2014 "Brick Impact" - Race Against the Clock - Auckland Finalist - Heat 5 runner up Audience Favourite
2013 "Frankie goes to Horrorwood" - Horror - Heat 6 - runner up Audience Favourite
2012 "Brick's Quest" - Fantasy Adventure - Heat 8 - Audience Favourite
2011 "Playin the Game" - Mystery
2010 " Syd's Garage - a study in Autoeroticism" - Musical - Heat 4 - Audience Favourite
2009 "Doggone" - Family Movie (was a doggone waste of time)
2008 "Sounds of Romance" - Romance
2007 "The Grove" - Crime - Auckland finalist, best script award
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ruth
Since: May 2011
Posts: 157

Its great to see so many people taking up the challenge of Ultra48 - don't stop with the speculation though...

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Searlo
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 95

in reply to ruth:

Hi ruth,

Will we get an idea of how many teams are in Ultra48 and geographic breakdown? I'm hoping there's a few down here in Christchurch.

And for Christchurch teams - TBALC have registered and been accepted/committed. Anyone else? Rowan? Alex? Stu?

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AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 399

in reply to Searlo:

Hahha... ah geez...
I've basically run into an issue with my team, which is that I'm the only one who's been doing it for long enough, and I don't wanna drag my team whom I respect and trust through the mud if the ULTRA really throws us through a loop.
We had a pretty rough year last year, and I think for a lot of us, we just wanna get back to the level we used to be at before we try something even harder.

Glad to know you're doing it David, and I've been trying to convince Rowan to do it as well since he's like the most progressive 48er I know ahaha. Plus after essentially being responsible for ground zero for the contraversial rule change, I think he probably owes it to everyone now to at least participate in ultra ;) ;)

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