BREAD & VOCALS: The 48 Hours Furious Filmmaking competition is over for another year, and the winner has been announced at a fun evening at Auckland’s Civic Theatre. The standard of the finalists is startlingly high given that contestants have just 48 hours to make their short film. For the second year running, the winner was a musical: Bread Winner, by Auckland crew Chess Club, which is available, along with the 13 other finalists, at the 48 Hours website:tinyurl.com/NZL48Hrs
SHORTER SHORT FILMS: Another local film-making initiative is complete for another year as well: Loading Docs, a collection of 10 three-minute docos, is now available at the websiteloadingdocs.net and at TVNZ Ondemand (tinyurl.com/NZLdocs). The theme this year is “connection”.
SVOD HIGHLIGHT: What’s good in subscription video on demand. Sense8, which is available on Netflix (netflix.com/nz), comes from Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix) and writer J Michael Straczynski. It’s a crazy sci-fi mash-up filmed in eight different cities featuring eight people who become telepathically connected. The Wachowskis called on their friends Tom Tykwer and James McTeigue to direct, and the whole thing is a triumph of editing.
By Fiona Rae
via The Listener