48hours 2021

The weirdest films from the 48Hour competition, picked by the guy who watched them all

Dave Brough heroically watched all 437 films in the 2021 48Hour film competition. He shares with us his picks for the strangest films of this year.

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The toasty mockumentary that won these teens an award at the 48Hours film competition

‘Toasted’ is a funny, goofy, mockumentary-style takedown of men who are just a little too self-indulgent and in love with their own abilities.

Lemon Lemon, the team…

Lemon Lemon: Toasted | 48Hours

An amateur documentary crew enters the home of Steven the superhero, whose claim to fame is that he can make toast with his eyes.

Won: Best Under…

Howie Mandel Fan Club: Sharla and the Smiths | 48Hours

As Sharla prepares for college things begin to fall apart in the final season of her family sitcom.

Wellington, Newlands College

Won: Best School Team

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Apple Fork: A Matter Of Time | 48Hours

An inventive man gets more than he bargained for when he messes with time-travel.

Won: Grand National Runner-up

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Awkward Animations: Unfinished Symphony | 48Hours

A stop motion artist breathes life into old junk to create a delightful symphony.

Nominated for:

Best Director
Ant Timpson Solo/Duo Award
Won:

Auckland City WInner
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Couch Kumara: Pre-Emptive Defence | 48Hours

A student has a dire medical emergency in the midst of a self-defence class.

Nominated for:

L’Affare Ultra 48 Award
Best Cinematography
Won:

Wellington City Runner-up
Best Editing
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Cyan Sea: Max | 48Hours

As Max begins to find hope again, the terrors of her past drag her back into the dark.

Ant Timpson Wildcard

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Disqualified Tim: Banana Boys | 48Hours

We built and destroyed a full sized B17 bomber specifically and only for this competition. Also known as “Banana Boys”

A war photographer boards a plane armed…

Dystography Studios: The Last Lord of Scotland | 48Hours

A premature marriage proposal inspires authentic conversations as a photographer tries to capture the magic moment.

Nominated for: Best Script

Won: Christchurch City Runner-up

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Free Cinematic Luts: Shit Chat | 48 Hours

Taking refuge at a music festival leads to a deep conversation and the unloading of a heavy burden.

Ant Timpson Wildcard

Nominated for: Best Performer

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Kinaki - Good as Gold | 48Hours

Hungry for adventure, the Rogue runner sets out on an intrepid journey seeking a tropical treasure that is as good as gold.

Nominated for:

Best Editing
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Won:…

BAE24: The Dying Art of Cat Burglary | 48Hours

A cat burglar in training gets the surprise of his life when he encounters an unexpected situation.

Nominated for:

L’Affare Ultra 48 Award
Best Director
Won:

Christchurch City Winner
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Pastafarian Productions - Rekindled Spirits | 48Hours

June and Trevor go camping to revive a relationship that is on the rocks. 

Nominated for:

L'Affare Ultra48
Dame Gaylene Preston & WIFT Best Female Director

Best Script
Best Animation
Best Score/Song
Won:

Taranaki…

Qualified Tim - “DAS BANANA-BOOT” | 48Hours

A war photographer boards a plane armed with activated bombs. Under heavy fire she must find a way to release them before they explode.

Nominated for:

Best Production…

Snack To The Future - Judy | 48Hours

A woman forms an unlikely friendship with her partner’s blow-up doll, after trust is broken in their relationship.

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The Creamery - In Deep | 48Hours

A group of young men organise a complex series of events to get their friend talking to the girl of his dreams. But who is heisting…

Tasteful Sideboob - Hydrangea | 48Hours

During a Reiki session, Rosie is challenged by her own subconscious and not all is as it seems.

Won:

Best Performer
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Underwater Dreams - Jebivetar | 48Hours

A therapy session digs deep as a couple enthusiastically pursue the seemingly pointless, invisible and impossible.

Nominated for:

Dame Gaylene Preston & WIFT Best Female Director
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Traces of Nut: Good Girl | 48Hours

Introducing the 48Hours 2021 Grand National Champion… ‘Good Girl’ by Traces of Nut.

In ‘Good Girl’, a professional dog walker becomes immersed in a self-help podcast and…