Bruce Hopkins writes: The digital feature film I acted in in 2003 called 1nite has been selected as a finalist for the NZ Screen Directors Guild Film and Television Awards in 2 categories. Best Digital Feature ( Amarbir Singh, my partner in indiPact Films ) and Best Contribution to a Digital Feature ( Cristobal Lobos, the cinematographer ). This 80 minute film was shot for NZ$400.00 on a Canon XL1 camera, with no other crew or gear, no lights or sound equipment. It was selected ahead a many fully funded films to play in the 2004 NZ International Film Festival and played to full houses gaining great revues. Most of the dialogue was improvised under Amarbirs direction. Comparisons have been made to the styles of Jim Jarmusch and John Casavettes.
We are in the process of having our website built for indiPact ( www.indipact.com ) where people will be able to purchase the DVD of 1nite. Till then there is information about the film on www.inzpyre.com.
Also, I am now hosting a radio show with my best mate from the age of 14 yrs old, on a new radio station called radiolive. We do a show called The Dawn Parade with Des and Les, ( this is what we call ourselves when we do our comedy shows, Des & Les ). Our show happens from midnight Saturdays till 6am Sunday morning ( NZ timezone ). Anyone around the world can tune in as it is streamed online at www.radiolive.co.nz.
It would be a buzz to talk to any of the fans around the world on the show. Dont be surprised if we ask you to sing a song, we have people call up and play the piano, play guitar etc. Our most regular participant in the talent side of it is a guy named Dean, who was born blind and sings like an angel, really stunning voice. To talk to us on the radio they would need to call 0064 9 361 2048. Unfortunately there is not an international free calling number. In NZ the free phone is 0800 723465.