About Make my Movie:
How to Meet Girls From a Distance won the Make My Movie competition in 2012, a film shot and edited in just six months with a budget of $100,000 and was then selected to appear at the New Zealand International Film Festival. Here’s how the competition came about, and how the winning entry came together. This series is an insight into how to make a movie with a little budget on a short timeframe… and keep your sanity….
News and Reviews:
Make My Movie Webisode 1: Calling All
The team behind Make My Movie talk to as many people as possible to gauge reaction to the idea. Unfortunately for drama, everyone seems to like it.
Make My Movie Webisode 2: The Next Chapter
The team behind Make My Movie reflect on their launch blitz and gauge more expert opinion.
Make My Movie Webisode 3: Austintacious
Ant makes the most of being at Fantastic Fest in the U.S. and asks a few filmmakers how they would approach a $100,000 budget.
Make My Movie Webisode 4: The Cull
Ant’s panel of experts spend the day deciding which of the 757 entries will make the final 12.
Make My Movie Webisode 5: Marketing My Movie
Make My Movie Webisode 6: And Then There Was Two (+2)
Prepare yourself for a roller-coaster ride of action and emotion, as some people sit around a table and talk movies.
Make My Movie: Webisode 7, Welcome To Wellywood
Hugh follows Producer Andrew Beattie to Wellington as he meets the winning team, and they begin to get down to the business of making a movie.
Make My Movie: Webisode 8, Casting Couch
Winning movie co-writers Dean Hewison and Richard Falkner talk us through the characters they’ve created for their film – How To Meet Girls From A Distance.
Make My Movie: Webisode 9, Countdown To Chaos
The team try and cram in as much pre-production as they can before the shoot begins. But with an unfinished script, will they pull it off?
Make My Movie: Webisode 10, Aaaaaaand Action
The preparation is done and it’s time for the winning team to realise their dream of making a movie, as shooting on How To Meet Girls From A Distance begins.
Make My Movie: Webisode 11, That’s A Wrap
The team make it to the end of their tightly-scheduled shoot, but the realities of low budget feature making have taken their toll.
Make My Movie: Webisode 12, Quest For The Fest
The editing process gets a hurry up on account of the deadline to enter the New Zealand International Film Festival, and tough decisions need to be made.