View the award winning short film, “Inzombnia”, made by Burnside students.
48 hours, the most prestigious short film making event in the country, held its National finals in Auckland on 16 July, with around 120 completed entries, the competition was strong. In the Regional competition, Pig Gut’s film, “Inzombnia”, received nominations for Best Use of Character, Best Makeup, and finally, the award they won: Best School Team; here we finally see the acclaimed film.
The road was long and bumpy for the year 12 students: Lachlan Wilson, Tannock Blair, Ben Sapsford, and Joseph Coughlan. They first entered the competition as newbies five years ago; now, with an increase in age and experience, they had the chance to compete for, and only narrowly missed, Media Design School’s top prize of a $3000 movie screening as one of the most hotly contested National awards for film making
All of the teams were given genres, such as musical, or in the case of Pigs Guts Films, ‘Race Against the Clock’, and had to incorporate an insomniac character named Vick Meyers, a card prop, and the line ‘did you hear that’, in the film to ensure authenticity. Their film was based on a zombie apocalypse, with the human race turned into zombies from lack of sleep, and only a few videogame playing survivors left to save the world. With a mixture of serious and comedic content, some impressive camerawork, and editing, Pig Guts Films is a group to look out for in the future.