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Stuart Broughton
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 20

Thread about anything else!

in reply to Andrew Todd:

I still say I would've been thrilled to make a sequel

Yep, really enjoyed making a sequel and thought it was an excellent idea. Our result was particularly notable for falling into all and every criticism you list, Andrew, but it was challenging, fun, and, as you say, thrilling, in ways that only those whose minds and bodies have been ravaged by 48Hours participation can understand...

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48 Hours 2018: Mentor (read: driver) for my daughter's team
48 Hours 2017: Margaret Candy's BBQ Tongs: Clock: The Second Hand ULTRA
48 Hours 2016: static.comb.hummingbird: Where Are They Now?
48 Hours 2015: Hummingbird: The Stamp
48 Hours 2014: Hummingbird: Furious Filmmaking
48 Hours 2013: Hummingbird: Clock
48 Hours 2012: the whole damn universe: Honeymoon
48 Hours 2011: The Brainy Corporation: Kinky, Minx, and Cowboys
48 Hours 2010: The Brainy Corporation: The House on Vengeance Street
48 Hours 2009: The Brainy Corporation: The Jingle: Late!
48 Hours 2008: Humans from Earth: Lifting the Cape
48 Hours 2007: Visualeyes: Mondo Christchurch Chch Runner Up: Chch Best Script

Stuart Broughton
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 20

What's your 48HRS story?

Best:
• Having one weekend each year where everything else fades away, and where making a movie with friends completely absorbs, engrosses, captivates and exhilarates, irrespective of quality or result
• Having kids on the team who have gone on to lead their own teams
• Winning best script in 2007

Worst:
• A history of making movies that were mediocre and kind of safe. They weren’t glorious. They weren’t even glorious failures. (Must take more risks...)
• Having to do tech stuff with those mini DV tapes
• Not participating this year for the first time since 2006

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48 Hours 2018: Mentor (read: driver) for my daughter's team
48 Hours 2017: Margaret Candy's BBQ Tongs: Clock: The Second Hand ULTRA
48 Hours 2016: static.comb.hummingbird: Where Are They Now?
48 Hours 2015: Hummingbird: The Stamp
48 Hours 2014: Hummingbird: Furious Filmmaking
48 Hours 2013: Hummingbird: Clock
48 Hours 2012: the whole damn universe: Honeymoon
48 Hours 2011: The Brainy Corporation: Kinky, Minx, and Cowboys
48 Hours 2010: The Brainy Corporation: The House on Vengeance Street
48 Hours 2009: The Brainy Corporation: The Jingle: Late!
48 Hours 2008: Humans from Earth: Lifting the Cape
48 Hours 2007: Visualeyes: Mondo Christchurch Chch Runner Up: Chch Best Script

Stuart Broughton
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 20

Let the Grand Final announcement awaiting commence! (er...continue.)

in reply to Cardinal:

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48 Hours 2018: Mentor (read: driver) for my daughter's team
48 Hours 2017:
Margaret Candy's BBQ Tongs: Clock: The Second Hand ULTRA
48 Hours 2016: static.comb.hummingbird: Where Are They Now?
48 Hours 2015: Hummingbird: The Stamp
48 Hours 2014: Hummingbird: Furious Filmmaking
48 Hours 2013: Hummingbird: Clock
48 Hours 2012: the whole damn universe: Honeymoon
48 Hours 2011: The Brainy Corporation: Kinky, Minx, and Cowboys
48 Hours 2010: The Brainy Corporation: The House on Vengeance Street
48 Hours 2009: The Brainy Corporation: The Jingle: Late!
48 Hours 2008: Humans from Earth: Lifting the Cape
48 Hours 2007: Visualeyes: Mondo Christchurch Chch Runner Up: Chch Best Script

Stuart Broughton
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 20

Christchurch Finals WOOOHOOO!

Yeah, that was a very entertaining evening.

The Silent Man blew me awaaaaay. It must be close to being Christchurch's best ever 48 Hours short, surely. The killer concept and smart script are realised as seamlessly as... bread. Can't wait to see it again.

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48 Hours 2018: Mentor (read: driver) for my daughter's team
48 Hours 2017: Margaret Candy's BBQ Tongs: Clock: The Second Hand ULTRA
48 Hours 2016: static.comb.hummingbird: Where Are They Now?
48 Hours 2015: Hummingbird: The Stamp
48 Hours 2014: Hummingbird: Furious Filmmaking
48 Hours 2013: Hummingbird: Clock
48 Hours 2012: the whole damn universe: Honeymoon
48 Hours 2011: The Brainy Corporation: Kinky, Minx, and Cowboys
48 Hours 2010: The Brainy Corporation: The House on Vengeance Street
48 Hours 2009: The Brainy Corporation: The Jingle: Late!
48 Hours 2008: Humans from Earth: Lifting the Cape
48 Hours 2007: Visualeyes: Mondo Christchurch Chch Runner Up: Chch Best Script

Stuart Broughton
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 20

The Best Dang Christchurch 48 Hours Films of All Time…

in reply to Cardinal:

I agree - 2012 was spectacular. Next best: 2010, and 2013 was also up there.

My most consistent teams list could have been subtitled "The early years" given that only one of those teams made a 2014 film.

The Eh Team, The Gentlemen's Agreement, and Strang Entertainment (amongst others) have been very strong for the last few years. And there are newer teams like Sneaky Horses, Les Cousins Dangereux, and Pigs Guts Films (amongst others) who are making awesome films.

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48 Hours 2018: Mentor (read: driver) for my daughter's team
48 Hours 2017: Margaret Candy's BBQ Tongs: Clock: The Second Hand ULTRA
48 Hours 2016: static.comb.hummingbird: Where Are They Now?
48 Hours 2015: Hummingbird: The Stamp
48 Hours 2014: Hummingbird: Furious Filmmaking
48 Hours 2013: Hummingbird: Clock
48 Hours 2012: the whole damn universe: Honeymoon
48 Hours 2011: The Brainy Corporation: Kinky, Minx, and Cowboys
48 Hours 2010: The Brainy Corporation: The House on Vengeance Street
48 Hours 2009: The Brainy Corporation: The Jingle: Late!
48 Hours 2008: Humans from Earth: Lifting the Cape
48 Hours 2007: Visualeyes: Mondo Christchurch Chch Runner Up: Chch Best Script

Stuart Broughton
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 20

The Best Dang Christchurch 48 Hours Films of All Time…

The Best Christchurch 48 Hours films of All Time (OK, since 2007...), in my opinion

This was my fun holiday project...

So many great Christchurch 48 Hours films. I've been involved, and attended the Final, since 2007, and been in awe of lots of films. But there are some that I rate higher than others. I've listed them here, in order, for what it’s worth, along with my most consistent teams (not in order).

It’s been fun revisiting these, and other films. They’re all in the Screening Room, for your viewing pleasure.

Anyone else have a list?

Also see Andrew Todd's 'Ten Memorable V48 Hours Films From Christchurch'.

1. Carboys and the Indian by The Outwits: 2007, Western
For me this is the gold standard Christchurch film. It's very funny, very clever, and very well shot. It's also a great story with a top script and top performances.

It was runner-up nationally, and deserved that. The Outwits have been very consistent over the years, but, in my view, haven't topped this one.

2. New Fish by TBALC: 2009, Musical
Christchurch's other national runner-up film, and easily Christchurch's best ever musical, New Fish continues to blow me away with its energy and completeness. The characters are believable and the set, effects, acting, and story work together to create the perfect platform for the songs. New Fish is the energiser bunny of musicals - the great songs just keep on coming, one after another, in quick succession, and remain with you long after the film finishes.

3. Binary Justice by Gorilla Team Gorilla: 2008, Science Fiction
Another top Christchurch team over a number of years, Gorilla Team Gorilla showed a natural comedy bent with this film. The story isn't huge, but the laughs are in the little things here: the unbounded enthusiasm, nuanced reactions and exaggerated responses of the leads.

I LOLed, and I continue to LOL.

4. Frequencies by Zebra Crossing Inc: 2009, Real Time
This is a 48 Hours film that could genuinely stand up outside the competition. It's clever, beautifully shot, and convincing, but it's also engaging and affecting. The location is perfect and the lead performance is compelling.

Frequencies was unlucky to have been made in the same year as New Fish. It would have been an easy winner most other years.

5. Death in the West by Gorilla Team Gorilla: 2010, Sexual Education
Death in the West is a solid story with a twist ending. Clever. But what sets this apart is the technical elements - it's beautifully shot and edited, and the setting and costumes are perfect.

6. Time-A-Saurus by The Otter: 2010, Time Travel
Probably my favourite of all. I've watched this an unnatural number of times. Hilarious, inspired, madcap - Time-A-Saurus is a rare treat. The Otter are always good, and always in the same style, but this one hit every nail on its head and none of them said "Ow".

7. Is Love Enough? by The Eh Team: 2013, Obsessive Relationship
This is a well conceived and brilliantly executed film. Solid all around.

8. El Padre by Zzzzzzz: 2010, Road Movie
This moved me in ways most 48 Hours films don't. The script is a beaut, and the subject matter (the Pinochet years in Chile) and the theme (forgiveness) don't come up often. Nicely played.

9. Supernova by Oldschool Cinema: 2012, End of the World Movie
Supernova grows on me each time I watch it. It’s smart and believable and uses the Australian landscape perfectly.

10. Mr Breadins by The Otter: 2011, One Room Movie
Time for another Otter movie? Always. Simon Nunn is one of the great character actors of our time.


Just missed out:
Duty of Care by Cat House Films: 2013, Obsessive Relationship
Photobooth by The Gentlemen's Agreement: 2013, Immobilised
Nicky + Eve 19/5 by TBALC: 2012, One-shot
Grindin' by The Outwits: 2011, Dance


Most consistent teams:
Gorilla Team Gorilla
The Otter
The Outwits
TBALC
Zebra Crossing Inc.

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48 Hours 2018: Mentor (read: driver) for my daughter's team
48 Hours 2017: Margaret Candy's BBQ Tongs: Clock: The Second Hand ULTRA
48 Hours 2016: static.comb.hummingbird: Where Are They Now?
48 Hours 2015: Hummingbird: The Stamp
48 Hours 2014: Hummingbird: Furious Filmmaking
48 Hours 2013: Hummingbird: Clock
48 Hours 2012: the whole damn universe: Honeymoon
48 Hours 2011: The Brainy Corporation: Kinky, Minx, and Cowboys
48 Hours 2010: The Brainy Corporation: The House on Vengeance Street
48 Hours 2009: The Brainy Corporation: The Jingle: Late!
48 Hours 2008: Humans from Earth: Lifting the Cape
48 Hours 2007: Visualeyes: Mondo Christchurch Chch Runner Up: Chch Best Script

Stuart Broughton
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 20

archival footage

Thanks very much for the responses. Just to cut through all the waffle, ambiguity and padding here, I think what you're telling me is 'no'...

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48 Hours 2018: Mentor (read: driver) for my daughter's team
48 Hours 2017: Margaret Candy's BBQ Tongs: Clock: The Second Hand ULTRA
48 Hours 2016: static.comb.hummingbird: Where Are They Now?
48 Hours 2015: Hummingbird: The Stamp
48 Hours 2014: Hummingbird: Furious Filmmaking
48 Hours 2013: Hummingbird: Clock
48 Hours 2012: the whole damn universe: Honeymoon
48 Hours 2011: The Brainy Corporation: Kinky, Minx, and Cowboys
48 Hours 2010: The Brainy Corporation: The House on Vengeance Street
48 Hours 2009: The Brainy Corporation: The Jingle: Late!
48 Hours 2008: Humans from Earth: Lifting the Cape
48 Hours 2007: Visualeyes: Mondo Christchurch Chch Runner Up: Chch Best Script

Stuart Broughton
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 20

archival footage

Is it ok to have a previous 48 hour film made by our own team playing in the background of a shot?

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48 Hours 2018: Mentor (read: driver) for my daughter's team
48 Hours 2017: Margaret Candy's BBQ Tongs: Clock: The Second Hand ULTRA
48 Hours 2016: static.comb.hummingbird: Where Are They Now?
48 Hours 2015: Hummingbird: The Stamp
48 Hours 2014: Hummingbird: Furious Filmmaking
48 Hours 2013: Hummingbird: Clock
48 Hours 2012: the whole damn universe: Honeymoon
48 Hours 2011: The Brainy Corporation: Kinky, Minx, and Cowboys
48 Hours 2010: The Brainy Corporation: The House on Vengeance Street
48 Hours 2009: The Brainy Corporation: The Jingle: Late!
48 Hours 2008: Humans from Earth: Lifting the Cape
48 Hours 2007: Visualeyes: Mondo Christchurch Chch Runner Up: Chch Best Script

Stuart Broughton
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 20

CHRISTCHURCH WINNERS

Congratulations to all, particularly the city winners - you really brought your Eh game this year... Loved your film.

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48 Hours 2018: Mentor (read: driver) for my daughter's team
48 Hours 2017: Margaret Candy's BBQ Tongs: Clock: The Second Hand ULTRA
48 Hours 2016: static.comb.hummingbird: Where Are They Now?
48 Hours 2015: Hummingbird: The Stamp
48 Hours 2014: Hummingbird: Furious Filmmaking
48 Hours 2013: Hummingbird: Clock
48 Hours 2012: the whole damn universe: Honeymoon
48 Hours 2011: The Brainy Corporation: Kinky, Minx, and Cowboys
48 Hours 2010: The Brainy Corporation: The House on Vengeance Street
48 Hours 2009: The Brainy Corporation: The Jingle: Late!
48 Hours 2008: Humans from Earth: Lifting the Cape
48 Hours 2007: Visualeyes: Mondo Christchurch Chch Runner Up: Chch Best Script

Stuart Broughton
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 20

48 Hours quiz

in reply to Rowox:

12 is Heinous Crime, yes?

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48 Hours 2018: Mentor (read: driver) for my daughter's team
48 Hours 2017: Margaret Candy's BBQ Tongs: Clock: The Second Hand ULTRA
48 Hours 2016: static.comb.hummingbird: Where Are They Now?
48 Hours 2015: Hummingbird: The Stamp
48 Hours 2014: Hummingbird: Furious Filmmaking
48 Hours 2013: Hummingbird: Clock
48 Hours 2012: the whole damn universe: Honeymoon
48 Hours 2011: The Brainy Corporation: Kinky, Minx, and Cowboys
48 Hours 2010: The Brainy Corporation: The House on Vengeance Street
48 Hours 2009: The Brainy Corporation: The Jingle: Late!
48 Hours 2008: Humans from Earth: Lifting the Cape
48 Hours 2007: Visualeyes: Mondo Christchurch Chch Runner Up: Chch Best Script

Stuart Broughton
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 20

CHRISTCHURCH AUDIENCE FAVOURITES

in reply to Art Partizani:

Art Partizani - they're back a page, at the bottom of page 1 of this thread...

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48 Hours 2018: Mentor (read: driver) for my daughter's team
48 Hours 2017: Margaret Candy's BBQ Tongs: Clock: The Second Hand ULTRA
48 Hours 2016: static.comb.hummingbird: Where Are They Now?
48 Hours 2015: Hummingbird: The Stamp
48 Hours 2014: Hummingbird: Furious Filmmaking
48 Hours 2013: Hummingbird: Clock
48 Hours 2012: the whole damn universe: Honeymoon
48 Hours 2011: The Brainy Corporation: Kinky, Minx, and Cowboys
48 Hours 2010: The Brainy Corporation: The House on Vengeance Street
48 Hours 2009: The Brainy Corporation: The Jingle: Late!
48 Hours 2008: Humans from Earth: Lifting the Cape
48 Hours 2007: Visualeyes: Mondo Christchurch Chch Runner Up: Chch Best Script

Stuart Broughton
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 20

Best Road Movie?

This is all a bit of a guess because of the mysteries of the judging process, but I look at it this way:

It's conceivable that the Lense Flare film is a really great film overall, but that its adherence to genre, or, for that matter, its use of the prop, is not quite as good as another film that isn't as great overall (and therefore didn't make the finals).

In fact that's probably a good analogy: they're in the finals but they're not a finalist for Best Use of the Prop. That's easy to understand. Apply the same logic to Genre.

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48 Hours 2018: Mentor (read: driver) for my daughter's team
48 Hours 2017: Margaret Candy's BBQ Tongs: Clock: The Second Hand ULTRA
48 Hours 2016: static.comb.hummingbird: Where Are They Now?
48 Hours 2015: Hummingbird: The Stamp
48 Hours 2014: Hummingbird: Furious Filmmaking
48 Hours 2013: Hummingbird: Clock
48 Hours 2012: the whole damn universe: Honeymoon
48 Hours 2011: The Brainy Corporation: Kinky, Minx, and Cowboys
48 Hours 2010: The Brainy Corporation: The House on Vengeance Street
48 Hours 2009: The Brainy Corporation: The Jingle: Late!
48 Hours 2008: Humans from Earth: Lifting the Cape
48 Hours 2007: Visualeyes: Mondo Christchurch Chch Runner Up: Chch Best Script

Stuart Broughton
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 20

Big Ups to the CHCH City Manager!

in reply to hard:

Big Ups to the CHCH City Manager!

"Big Ups" indeed. Splendid work throughout...

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48 Hours 2018: Mentor (read: driver) for my daughter's team
48 Hours 2017: Margaret Candy's BBQ Tongs: Clock: The Second Hand ULTRA
48 Hours 2016: static.comb.hummingbird: Where Are They Now?
48 Hours 2015: Hummingbird: The Stamp
48 Hours 2014: Hummingbird: Furious Filmmaking
48 Hours 2013: Hummingbird: Clock
48 Hours 2012: the whole damn universe: Honeymoon
48 Hours 2011: The Brainy Corporation: Kinky, Minx, and Cowboys
48 Hours 2010: The Brainy Corporation: The House on Vengeance Street
48 Hours 2009: The Brainy Corporation: The Jingle: Late!
48 Hours 2008: Humans from Earth: Lifting the Cape
48 Hours 2007: Visualeyes: Mondo Christchurch Chch Runner Up: Chch Best Script

Stuart Broughton
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 20

CHCH City Finalists trailer

in reply to Andrew Todd:

Nice!

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48 Hours 2018: Mentor (read: driver) for my daughter's team
48 Hours 2017: Margaret Candy's BBQ Tongs: Clock: The Second Hand ULTRA
48 Hours 2016: static.comb.hummingbird: Where Are They Now?
48 Hours 2015: Hummingbird: The Stamp
48 Hours 2014: Hummingbird: Furious Filmmaking
48 Hours 2013: Hummingbird: Clock
48 Hours 2012: the whole damn universe: Honeymoon
48 Hours 2011: The Brainy Corporation: Kinky, Minx, and Cowboys
48 Hours 2010: The Brainy Corporation: The House on Vengeance Street
48 Hours 2009: The Brainy Corporation: The Jingle: Late!
48 Hours 2008: Humans from Earth: Lifting the Cape
48 Hours 2007: Visualeyes: Mondo Christchurch Chch Runner Up: Chch Best Script

Stuart Broughton
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 20

Stickied threads and orange dots

in reply to tarlen:

Yeah, that's much better.

Do the topics need to be stickied now? When Hamilton, Rotorua etc start delivering their heats, if the topics are unstickied, they'll all just sort to most recent. As it is we'll have to click on View All (or whatever) to see if the other topics have updated...

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48 Hours 2018: Mentor (read: driver) for my daughter's team
48 Hours 2017: Margaret Candy's BBQ Tongs: Clock: The Second Hand ULTRA
48 Hours 2016: static.comb.hummingbird: Where Are They Now?
48 Hours 2015: Hummingbird: The Stamp
48 Hours 2014: Hummingbird: Furious Filmmaking
48 Hours 2013: Hummingbird: Clock
48 Hours 2012: the whole damn universe: Honeymoon
48 Hours 2011: The Brainy Corporation: Kinky, Minx, and Cowboys
48 Hours 2010: The Brainy Corporation: The House on Vengeance Street
48 Hours 2009: The Brainy Corporation: The Jingle: Late!
48 Hours 2008: Humans from Earth: Lifting the Cape
48 Hours 2007: Visualeyes: Mondo Christchurch Chch Runner Up: Chch Best Script