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48 Hour Filmmaking Competition



2019 - Jumbo


Concept
Jumbo was made as part of VF 48Hours 2017.

We were required to incorporate the following elements:
- Genre: Nature Run Amok
- A double take
- An overhead shot
- Laughter
- Wind

My Roles
Co-Director / Co-Writer / Animator / Camera


Software
After Effects / Illustrator

Awards and Nominations
- Winner for Best Animation (Wellington)
- Wellington City Shortlist (Top 25)
- Nominated for Best Sound Design (Wellington)
- Nominated for Best Animation (National)
- Nominated for Best Duo Team (National)

Our team
This year we entered as a duo team consisting of myself and Adam Reynolds (Co-Director, Co-Writer, Editor, Voice). 




2017 - The Real Rare Arctic Firefly



Concept
The Real Rare Arctic Firefly was made as part of HP 48Hours 2017.

We were required to incorporate the following elements:
- Genre: Z-Grade
- Character: A Female
- Sound Effect: Wilhelm Scream
- Technical Element: Smash Cut

We also entered the 'Ultra' challenge this year, which required us to make a sequel to one of our previous films. We choose to make the sequel to Rare Arctic Firefly, from 2014. We also had to use all of the elements from that year which were:

- Character: Morgan Foster (A liar)
- Prop: Ball
- Dialogue: “Not with that you’re not”
- Technical Element: Extreme close up

My Roles
Animator / Editor / Co-Writer


Software
Photoshop / After Effects / Illustrator

Awards and Nominations
- Winner for Best Animation (Grand Finals)
- Winner for Best Original Score (Grand Finals)
- Wellington City Finalist
- Winner for Best Animation (Wellington)
- Winner for Best Original Score (Wellington)
- Nomination for Best Director (Wellington)
- Nomination for Best Female Director (Wellington)
- Nomination for Best Use of Sound Effect (Wellington)

Our team
This year our team consisted of: Mata Freshwater (Director, Illustrator and Co-Writer), Sumana Freshwater (Producer), Mary Guo (Background Artist), Max Telfer (VFX), Rachel Simon and Reagan Morris (Voice Actors) and Ewan Clark (Composer).






2016 - Wellingtopia


Concept
An animation about a young boy, suffering through the apocalypse, who makes an unconventional friend.

Wellingtopia was made as part of the HP 48 Hour Filmmaking Competition in 2016.

We were required to incorporate the following elements:

- Genre: Dystopia
- Character: Charlie Flowers (A thoughtful character)
- Prop: Wool
- Dialogue: “One more time”
- Technical Element: Rack focus

My Roles
Animator / Editor / Co-Writer


Software
After Effects / Photoshop / Illustrator   

Awards and Nominations
- NZ Grand Finalist
- Nomination for Best Original Score (Grand Finals)
- Wellington City Finalist
- Winner of Best Original Score (Wellington)
- Nomination for Best Director (Wellington)
- Nomination for Best Animation (Wellington)
- Nomination for Best Script (Wellington)
- 1st Audience Favourite (Heat 6)

Our team
This year our team consisted of: Mata Freshwater (Director, Illustrator and Co-Writer), Sumana Freshwater (Producer), Max Telfer (VFX), Rachel Simon and Dan Collins (Voice Actors) and Ewan Clark (Composer).


2015 - Let’s Play


Concept
Let's Play was made as part of the Rialto 48 Hour Filmmaking Competition in 2015.

We were required to incorporate the following elements:
- Genre: Musical
- Character: Harper Harrison (Thoughtless)
- Prop: Bread
- Dialogue: “Oh really”

My Roles
Animator / Editor / Co-Writer


Software
ToonBoom / After Effects / Photoshop / Illustrator

Awards and Nominations
- Wellington City Finalist
- Winner of Best Animation (Wellington)
- Winner of Best Original Song (Wellington)
- 1st= Audience Favourite (Heat 8)
- Nominated for Best Director (Wellington)

Our team
This year our team consisted of: Mata Freshwater (Director, Illustrator and Co-Writer), Sumana Freshwater (Producer), , Max Telfer (VFX) and Dan Collins (Voice).