Turning a script into a finished film in 48 hours sounds stressful, but one Timaru teen has plenty of experience getting a film in the can in no time.
Mountainview High School pupil Brodie Anderson (16) competed in the 48Hours film competition at the weekend, the fourth year he has done so.
The year 12 pupil told The Courier his team, the Funkytown Monkey Pimps, which took part in the competition for a second year, got more sleep during the event than the previous year.
However, the short time spent editing the film – all of three hours – “definitely shows”, he said.
“[It] was a bit tight,” he said with a chuckle.
This year’s film, Flowers to Flowers, was a “prequel” to last year’s Brotrail, and followed character Charlie Flowers before he became a detective and also dealt with the loss of his wife, Brodie said.
His team had been assigned the theme “love” and the genre “action”.
The four and a-half minute film would also be used as part of his year 12 media studies short-film assessment, Brodie said.
His favourite part of the competition was the “insanity” that happened in the last few hours.
As far as he knew, none of his team planned to turn their film fun into a job, rather keeping it as a hobby.
He hoped to continue competing in 48Hours for as long as he had a team.
The competition bred confidence in competitors, as well as teaching them time management, he said.
“It’s a really interesting experience.”