Announcing Celebrity Judge for the OPPO48 Challenge

Posted 3rd April 2024


We are pleased to announce 48Hours alumni, writer/director of Loop Track, and short video content legend Tom Sainsbury will be judging the OPPO48 Challenge!

Tom is an Actor/Writer/Director/Comedian/Influencer/Creator/Host/MC – and so much more!

Active in the industry for many years, he exploded onto the mainstream media stage in 2017 after using Snapchat and short form video content to satirise New Zealand politicians during the 2017 election.

He continues to work extensively in this area, parodying New Zealanders from all walks of life in short clips released almost daily on Instagram and Facebook.

Tom is also very active in the local Film and Television space, appearing in many local hits including series Shortland Street & Wellington Paranormal, and feature films Guns Akimbo, & The Breaker Upperers.

OPPO48 Challenge

In collaboration with OPPO, 48Hours is introducing a new free challenge to get Aotearoa’s tenacious filmmakers sharpened up and prepared for 2024's competition! The OPPO48 challenge is designed to showcase mobile phone filming with an OPPO phone.

Teams or individuals have FIVE hours to write, shoot, and cut a ONE minute film on any OPPO mobile phone.

The very best part is that this challenge is completely free to enter with a $5000 prize for the winning short film, which will screen alongside the finalist films at the Grand Finals.