Since: Apr 2011
So you're allowed to make a post which, by your admission, was 'Sharp and Aggressive', but when people respond in kind they become 'Snapping dogs?'
In all honesty, there is nothing groundbreaking being discussed here, least of all in your original post. It's just the same old 'Serious vs Comedy' debate that comes up every single year, only dressed up in pretentious waffle.
And seriously, what exactly are you trying to say? Your point eludes me, drowned as it is in a sea of film school dropout jabber-jabber. Do you have a constructive point? Suggestions? Solutions to your perceived problem?
In my opinion, Film Commission, Creative NZ, NZ on Air...none of them have come up with 'anything' that comes close to the benefits that 48 hours has given to filmmaking in this country. It gives emerging talent a platform, an audience and the impetus to make at least one film a year, and real motivation to learn and improve, and other teams to set their standards against. It's resounding success, year after year, speaks for itself. And who cares if the majority of films are comedy? Who cares if they're silly? The majority of teams are YOUNG! They're having FUN doing something they LOVE! And maybe, because of the experience and the variety this contest gives them, one day they'll try their hand at the most amazing dramatic film we've all ever seen. No one knows.
Call me a snapping dog all you like, I don't care. I'm out there making films, not just bitching about them. Just don't expect to come into an established community, have a go at that established community and then expect us all to nod politely, dazzled by your intellect. Because as far as I can see, the emperor has no clothes.
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48hrs 2003 - 'Rockqueste' (Fantasy)
48hrs 2004 - 'Flashman' (Musical)
48hrs 2005 - 'Jungle Fever' (Action) Audience fave, Regional finals, Peter Jackson Wildcard
Moonlight shorts 2006 - 'Two Worlds' (Finalist)
48hrs 2006 - 'Phairytale' (Fairytale) Audience fave, Regional finals, Best Actress
48hrs 2007 - 'Cowboys and Indians' (Western) Audience fave
48hrs 2008 - 'Three's a Crowd' (Romance)
48hrs 2009 - 'The Loneliest Vampire' (Musical) Audience fave, Regional Finals, Best score
48hrs 2010 - 'Two Timer' (Time Travel) Audience fave, Regional Finals
48scs 2011 - 'The Human Centi-V'
48hrs 2011 - 'Stuck in the Mini with you' (National Winner: Best Road Movie)
ABC's of Death - 'T is for Talk' - 2nd Place internationally
48hrs 2012 - 'Blackout' (Found Footage) Regional Finals
MMHM 2013 - 'Penance' - Final 6
48hrs 2014 - 'Flicker' (Time Travel) Audience fave, Regional Finals, Peter Jackson Wildcard, National Finals
48hrs 2015 - 'Katy Harrison: Grooming a Superstar' (Rockumentary) Audience fave, Regional Finals, National Finals
48hrs 2016 - 'Mahnamana' (Puppet Movie) Audience fave
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