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48 Minutes names inaugural winner

Calvin Sang has taken out first place in the first HP48MINUTES competition, with his untitled short (pictured, top). Sang makes off with a $2000 Omen laptop courtesy of new sponsor HP. Organisers also kicked in a zero cost but oh-so-valuable additional 48 minutes for the main 48 Hours event later this month.

Calvin Sang’s untitled winner

Sang is an eight-year veteran of the 48Hours competition with Pickle Thugs. He also shot the first season of Peter Haynes’ webseries AFK and (with Pickle Thugs partner Gareth van Niekerk) Christian Nicolson’s indie sci-fi comedy This Giant Papier Mâché Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy (runner-up in another Ant Timpson-created competition, Make My Movie), and which has screenings in Auckland and Wellington next week.

Taking home smaller cash prizes from the weekend’s 48 minute shoot were Joel Hansby’s second placed Helping Hands and third placed Tane Day Spa from Brothers in Crime’s James Atkins.

Registrations for this year’s 48Hours close soon (Monday 12) ahead of the shoot weekend 16 – 18 September. City finals run in October with the Grand Final set for 25 November.

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