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Back by popular demand, Green Bay High School students are taking part in the 48HOURS film project. This is a global competition where teams of filmmakers write, shoot and edit a short film in a 48 hour period.

Filmmaking teams are getting together this weekend to make a short film. They don’t know what genre they will be shooting until the start of the competition. All writing, shooting, editing and soundtracks must be done within 48 hours, beginning this Friday evening at 7pm and ending on Sunday at 7pm.

There are two teams participating from our school, under the guidance of Media Studies teachers Brent Ericson (HOD) and Greig Cowan, alongside Jessie Brodie and Renda Warner.

Both teams are made up of Year 13 Media Studies students. Group 1 is led by Ashley Paul, Sam Lewis andAmanda Wilburn. Other people on this team include Melanie Dooley, Oliver Hoddinott, Jesse Kobus, Sean Love, Harry O’Donnell, Tyla Sorensen, Rupert Watkinson and Brooke Wheelhouse.

Our second group is led by Hannah Cole and Te Atamea Boynton. Other participants include Helen Hao, Sarah Harper, Molly Lawrey, Rebekah Long, Jessica Matthews and Kelly Swan.

The Rialto Channel 48HOURS is a serious challenge for both first time filmmakers through to experienced directors. The competition is in its 12th year, having started in 2003 with just 44 teams taking part in Auckland. In 2013 over 800 teams took part right across New Zealand. Everybody is excited to see what happens.