On Friday 12 August, the genres and features were released for the annual weekend of film making throughout New Zealand.
Flower Unlimited created a crime movie, Hornby Heroes, a Pavlova Western. Yay! Wait, what is a Pavlova Western? How do you make a teenage crime movie? Time for research and some concentrated creative brainstorming.
On a sunny Saturday 13th August, the two 48Hour Film-making teams got underway. Hornby Heroes NZ flavoured Pavlova Western featured Sam, Molly, Jess, Emalea, Nadia, Meagan & Sofia, while Flowers Unlimited featuring Lauren, Faith, Jhermaine and Louise created a Crime movie. Both genres seemed to involve playing cards. They had to include “a sign, a whisper, a worm or bird’s-eye view and a gate-keeper” . Teams were well prepared with scripts, props, camera gear, and the all important snacks. Filming went well.
Sunday 14 August: Post production – editing, sound track, special effects. There was a lot of pressure on lead editors Sam [Hornby Heroes] and Lauren [Flowers Unlimited] right up tothe 7pm deadline. Both teams succeeded in making films. Wild West Coast Story [HornbyHeroes] was a rollicking comic yarn and Know You [Flowers Unlimited] a sinister plot twister. Both screened in the Christchurch heats and “Know You” was an audience favourite. Well done to both teams.