Horror weekend hoped for in 48Hr film competition

HORROR is Team Cowper’s preferred genre for the 2017 HP48Hours filmmaking competition, says team member Tia Takarangi. Not that they have a choice in the matter. Contestants will not know until 7pm tomorrow what genre, props or given lines they can work with.

Mike Hollis is the team’s director and script writer. Once he starts work on the script he will match team members’ strengths and skills to characters and to production crew roles, says Takarangi.

“We have some keen actors and others keen to be part of the production team.”

A behind-the-scenes crew is essential for jobs that range from holding the boom to acting as a runner or providing cups of tea.

“For some it’s a great experience to be part of the atmosphere.”

Takarangi’s first experience of the 48-hour controlled mayhem was last year when she was cast as a character.

“I wasn’t meant to be in it but that’s what happened.”

The team has held pre-production meetings in which they stocked up on “plans, strategy and positivity”, she says.

“We have had a couple of meetings to run people through the rules and what the experience might be like. A few people in the team haven’t done it before. Our newbies are really excited.”

Takarangi has thought about having a crack at directing a film for a 48-hour competition but is happy to leave that to the more experienced.

For now she hopes Team Cowper is assigned that horror genre.

“We’re a team of horror enthusiasts.”

Team Cowper is one of 24 Gisborne teams registered for the HP48Hours filmmaking competition that runs from 7pm Friday to 7pm Sunday.

HORROR is Team Cowper’s preferred genre for the 2017 HP48Hours filmmaking competition, says team member Tia Takarangi. Not that they have a choice in the matter. Contestants will not know until 7pm tomorrow what genre, props or given lines they can work with.

Mike Hollis is the team’s director and script writer. Once he starts work on the script he will match team members’ strengths and skills to characters and to production crew roles, says Takarangi.

“We have some keen actors and others keen to be part of the production team.”

A behind-the-scenes crew is essential for jobs that range from holding the boom to acting as a runner or providing cups of tea.

“For some it’s a great experience to be part of the atmosphere.”

Takarangi’s first experience of the 48-hour controlled mayhem was last year when she was cast as a character.

“I wasn’t meant to be in it but that’s what happened.”

The team has held pre-production meetings in which they stocked up on “plans, strategy and positivity”, she says.

“We have had a couple of meetings to run people through the rules and what the experience might be like. A few people in the team haven’t done it before. Our newbies are really excited.”

Takarangi has thought about having a crack at directing a film for a 48-hour competition but is happy to leave that to the more experienced.

For now she hopes Team Cowper is assigned that horror genre.

“We’re a team of horror enthusiasts.”

Team Cowper is one of 24 Gisborne teams registered for the HP48Hours filmmaking competition that runs from 7pm Friday to 7pm Sunday.

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