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Searlo
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 95

Shoot Weekend confirmed: June 14 - 16

in reply to jjosland:

My two cents (if that's worth anything):

If you introduce a gun to a scene you must use it. That's the law. In the context of that scene is there any other way to get across your message? Clearly, if you're a Mad Scientist, there's not because One Man Army is the single greatest non-The Otter film ever made. But if you're any other team: there has to be. With your words. With your glare. With your fists. With your talent as a story-teller and film-maker.

Also: for all that is good and holy, please don't make a 'brave and confronting' story about the massacre. Especially if you're from Wellington or Auckland. That's far more offensive than a gun.

TBALC
2019: D.O.C FORCE: DEATH ISLAND
2018: THE SPARES
2017: DOWN 2 THE WIRE
2016: DOWN TO THE WIRE
2016: WINDOWS
2015: THE SILENT MAN
2014: THE EX
2013: QUARRELSOME HEAT
2012: NICKY + EVE 19/5
2011: BAND OF BULLIES
2010: I AM SINGLE
2009: NEW FISH
2008: UBERMENSCH
2007: PAINKILLER: THE SICK SENSE
2006: WORM FLU AND YOU

Searlo
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 95

Ultra 2019 (and why you should do it)

Some interesting stats regarding Ultra: of the 34 teams that entered, 9 have made the Grand Final (excluding the PJ Wildcards). That could be due to a) more experienced teams take Ultra and tend to be better at the format, or b) the added restriction helps story. I’m more inclined toward the latter. Imposing restrictions helps story and encourages creativity.

I’m not sure how many non-ultra teams there were, but assuming 600ish seems fair. 6 non-Ultra teams made the Grand Final (so far) - which is 1% - significantly down on the 26% of Ultra teams.

While the numbers might be slightly off, it’s interesting to note the over representation of Ultra teams this year. It builds a pretty strong case for eligible teams to enter. (I am trolling Rowan a little on this, but curious as to what you think).

(Congratulations to all the finalists! Can’t wait to see all of them!!)

TBALC
2019: D.O.C FORCE: DEATH ISLAND
2018: THE SPARES
2017: DOWN 2 THE WIRE
2016: DOWN TO THE WIRE
2016: WINDOWS
2015: THE SILENT MAN
2014: THE EX
2013: QUARRELSOME HEAT
2012: NICKY + EVE 19/5
2011: BAND OF BULLIES
2010: I AM SINGLE
2009: NEW FISH
2008: UBERMENSCH
2007: PAINKILLER: THE SICK SENSE
2006: WORM FLU AND YOU

Searlo
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 95

Christchurch - fantastic year

in reply to Rastinha:

Definitely using CHCH as some inspiration to try to build our community :)

That’s awesome! It can take time. The Christchurch branch of the competition has been going for fourteen years now and it’s been an evolving process to get the community to the level it is now. We’re lucky in that our three city managers (Steve, Andrew, and AJ) have helped foster a sense of collaboration between teams. But mostly, I think, everyone wants everyone else to do really well. (I will celebrate so hard when Submission Impossible and Strang win Christchurch one day).

TBALC
2019: D.O.C FORCE: DEATH ISLAND
2018: THE SPARES
2017: DOWN 2 THE WIRE
2016: DOWN TO THE WIRE
2016: WINDOWS
2015: THE SILENT MAN
2014: THE EX
2013: QUARRELSOME HEAT
2012: NICKY + EVE 19/5
2011: BAND OF BULLIES
2010: I AM SINGLE
2009: NEW FISH
2008: UBERMENSCH
2007: PAINKILLER: THE SICK SENSE
2006: WORM FLU AND YOU

Searlo
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 95

Christchurch - fantastic year

in reply to TheNimbleMarmoset:

Has there ever been a year where 2 non-comedies came 1st and 2nd in Christchurch? Can't think of any off the top of my head.

TBALC
2019: D.O.C FORCE: DEATH ISLAND
2018: THE SPARES
2017: DOWN 2 THE WIRE
2016: DOWN TO THE WIRE
2016: WINDOWS
2015: THE SILENT MAN
2014: THE EX
2013: QUARRELSOME HEAT
2012: NICKY + EVE 19/5
2011: BAND OF BULLIES
2010: I AM SINGLE
2009: NEW FISH
2008: UBERMENSCH
2007: PAINKILLER: THE SICK SENSE
2006: WORM FLU AND YOU

Searlo
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 95

Christchurch - fantastic year

Hey all,

Just basking in the glow of an awesome city final. Super stoked for Andrew and Johnny with Utka - what a film! And Rico from Blood and Bone gave the performance of the night. Please stay acting, Rico!!

But wanted to give a big shout out to all the volunteers who made this happen. We couldn’t have our best weekends of the year without you. Legends. This also extends to the reviewers. You guys rock.

And AJ - great job mate. I think you’ve brought a fresh wave of energy to the competition. Please sign on for next year!

TBALC
2019: D.O.C FORCE: DEATH ISLAND
2018: THE SPARES
2017: DOWN 2 THE WIRE
2016: DOWN TO THE WIRE
2016: WINDOWS
2015: THE SILENT MAN
2014: THE EX
2013: QUARRELSOME HEAT
2012: NICKY + EVE 19/5
2011: BAND OF BULLIES
2010: I AM SINGLE
2009: NEW FISH
2008: UBERMENSCH
2007: PAINKILLER: THE SICK SENSE
2006: WORM FLU AND YOU

Searlo
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 95

How did you find your Genre's and the elements for 2018

in reply to jjosland:

I really would like to see a year where teams are forced to dust off their mini-guns out from their hiding places.

2019 Genre: Mad Scientist Back Catalogue Film.

That’d be rad. (Alternatively: the impersonating another team genre)

TBALC
2019: D.O.C FORCE: DEATH ISLAND
2018: THE SPARES
2017: DOWN 2 THE WIRE
2016: DOWN TO THE WIRE
2016: WINDOWS
2015: THE SILENT MAN
2014: THE EX
2013: QUARRELSOME HEAT
2012: NICKY + EVE 19/5
2011: BAND OF BULLIES
2010: I AM SINGLE
2009: NEW FISH
2008: UBERMENSCH
2007: PAINKILLER: THE SICK SENSE
2006: WORM FLU AND YOU

Searlo
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 95

Christchurch City Finalists & Award Nominees

Well that was a terrifying way to find out we were in the finals. Shout out to Kawiti (I think) who answered ‘Dave from TBALC’. That was surreal and hilarious.

Submission Impossible: 6 consecutive years in the finals. That’s unbelievable consistency.

Is five nominations for Poutine Wolf a record for Christchurch animation? Or an out of town team?

Gutted not to see Strang on the big screen.

Great to see so many ULTRA films make the finals.

TBALC
2019: D.O.C FORCE: DEATH ISLAND
2018: THE SPARES
2017: DOWN 2 THE WIRE
2016: DOWN TO THE WIRE
2016: WINDOWS
2015: THE SILENT MAN
2014: THE EX
2013: QUARRELSOME HEAT
2012: NICKY + EVE 19/5
2011: BAND OF BULLIES
2010: I AM SINGLE
2009: NEW FISH
2008: UBERMENSCH
2007: PAINKILLER: THE SICK SENSE
2006: WORM FLU AND YOU

Searlo
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 95

48Hours - A Family Affair

The idea of doing this with a partner is amazing. I’ve got a 2 year old daughter who is ridiculously photogenic and am training her up for any future horror genres we get.

People look at us weirdly when she tells me she wants to eat my brains. #start’emyoung

TBALC
2019: D.O.C FORCE: DEATH ISLAND
2018: THE SPARES
2017: DOWN 2 THE WIRE
2016: DOWN TO THE WIRE
2016: WINDOWS
2015: THE SILENT MAN
2014: THE EX
2013: QUARRELSOME HEAT
2012: NICKY + EVE 19/5
2011: BAND OF BULLIES
2010: I AM SINGLE
2009: NEW FISH
2008: UBERMENSCH
2007: PAINKILLER: THE SICK SENSE
2006: WORM FLU AND YOU

Searlo
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 95

How did you find your Genre's and the elements for 2018

I think you nailed the genres this year.

And Ultra: magnificent. Really made us think of some ideas that were well outside our comfort zone. Much more than last year.

10/10 will Ultra again.

TBALC
2019: D.O.C FORCE: DEATH ISLAND
2018: THE SPARES
2017: DOWN 2 THE WIRE
2016: DOWN TO THE WIRE
2016: WINDOWS
2015: THE SILENT MAN
2014: THE EX
2013: QUARRELSOME HEAT
2012: NICKY + EVE 19/5
2011: BAND OF BULLIES
2010: I AM SINGLE
2009: NEW FISH
2008: UBERMENSCH
2007: PAINKILLER: THE SICK SENSE
2006: WORM FLU AND YOU

Searlo
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 95

What's your 48HRS story?

Best: Way back in 2006 when we showed Worm Flu and You at the heats. People laughed. I had hoped they would. Instantly hooked. Travelling up to the Nationals to watch The Silent Man get solid laughs in Auckland was pretty special.

Worst: Turning up to work on Monday morning. I'm smarter now (but only in this specific context).

TBALC
2019: D.O.C FORCE: DEATH ISLAND
2018: THE SPARES
2017: DOWN 2 THE WIRE
2016: DOWN TO THE WIRE
2016: WINDOWS
2015: THE SILENT MAN
2014: THE EX
2013: QUARRELSOME HEAT
2012: NICKY + EVE 19/5
2011: BAND OF BULLIES
2010: I AM SINGLE
2009: NEW FISH
2008: UBERMENSCH
2007: PAINKILLER: THE SICK SENSE
2006: WORM FLU AND YOU

Searlo
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 95

Solo/Duo Teams!

in reply to Andrew Todd:

Andrew do Ultra.FINE

Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast.

TBALC
2019: D.O.C FORCE: DEATH ISLAND
2018: THE SPARES
2017: DOWN 2 THE WIRE
2016: DOWN TO THE WIRE
2016: WINDOWS
2015: THE SILENT MAN
2014: THE EX
2013: QUARRELSOME HEAT
2012: NICKY + EVE 19/5
2011: BAND OF BULLIES
2010: I AM SINGLE
2009: NEW FISH
2008: UBERMENSCH
2007: PAINKILLER: THE SICK SENSE
2006: WORM FLU AND YOU

Searlo
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 95

Solo/Duo Teams!

I am ridiculously excited about what you’ll come up with.

The public domain footage idea could be super awesome.

TBALC
2019: D.O.C FORCE: DEATH ISLAND
2018: THE SPARES
2017: DOWN 2 THE WIRE
2016: DOWN TO THE WIRE
2016: WINDOWS
2015: THE SILENT MAN
2014: THE EX
2013: QUARRELSOME HEAT
2012: NICKY + EVE 19/5
2011: BAND OF BULLIES
2010: I AM SINGLE
2009: NEW FISH
2008: UBERMENSCH
2007: PAINKILLER: THE SICK SENSE
2006: WORM FLU AND YOU

Searlo
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 95

Ultra 2018

Submission Impossible!!! Great job guys 👍

TBALC
2019: D.O.C FORCE: DEATH ISLAND
2018: THE SPARES
2017: DOWN 2 THE WIRE
2016: DOWN TO THE WIRE
2016: WINDOWS
2015: THE SILENT MAN
2014: THE EX
2013: QUARRELSOME HEAT
2012: NICKY + EVE 19/5
2011: BAND OF BULLIES
2010: I AM SINGLE
2009: NEW FISH
2008: UBERMENSCH
2007: PAINKILLER: THE SICK SENSE
2006: WORM FLU AND YOU

Searlo
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 95

Ultra 2018

in reply to TheRealClose:

It would be funny if Ultra was making your film a musical though, as that tends to be the most hated genre.

We would love musical so much.

TBALC
2019: D.O.C FORCE: DEATH ISLAND
2018: THE SPARES
2017: DOWN 2 THE WIRE
2016: DOWN TO THE WIRE
2016: WINDOWS
2015: THE SILENT MAN
2014: THE EX
2013: QUARRELSOME HEAT
2012: NICKY + EVE 19/5
2011: BAND OF BULLIES
2010: I AM SINGLE
2009: NEW FISH
2008: UBERMENSCH
2007: PAINKILLER: THE SICK SENSE
2006: WORM FLU AND YOU

Searlo
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 95

What are your goals for this year?

in reply to Bloydd:

I'm pretty tempted to register with a second team of just me & see if I can churn out two in the weekend

Do it!

TBALC
2019: D.O.C FORCE: DEATH ISLAND
2018: THE SPARES
2017: DOWN 2 THE WIRE
2016: DOWN TO THE WIRE
2016: WINDOWS
2015: THE SILENT MAN
2014: THE EX
2013: QUARRELSOME HEAT
2012: NICKY + EVE 19/5
2011: BAND OF BULLIES
2010: I AM SINGLE
2009: NEW FISH
2008: UBERMENSCH
2007: PAINKILLER: THE SICK SENSE
2006: WORM FLU AND YOU