Monday, 2 July 2007

Bain - The Musical - 48 Hours Films Competition, National TV Final on C4

Dunedin-made short film "Bain - The Musical (The Trevor Bain Story)" aired on C4 Television on Sunday July 1st, as the Dunedin representative in the 2007 48Hours Film Competition (after winning the Dunedin awards for Best Film, and Best Score).

The musical short from Burt Hall Banana Republic Productions tells the (fictional) story of Dunedin man Trevor Bain, a multi-coloured jumper-wearing former paperboy who finds himself in prison for 13 years... "Will Trevor's lifelong dream be a victim of fashion, or the road to redemption?"

Separated at birth? (Left) Former convicted murderer David Bain
and (Right) Singing jailbird Trevor Bain
(Any similarities between the two is entirely coincidental ;-)

Competition was tight between the 5 City finalists and the 3 Wildcards, with a good mix of genres including Musical, Animation, and Western. Members of the Bain cast and crew, plus some of our great Bain supporters turned out to Dunedin's Oriental Tavern to watch the live TV final with us.

We didn't quite take out the top prize, but it was a good night all the same. Congratulations to the National winner of 48Hours 2007, which was another musical film... Lease by Team Lense Flare (starring soon-to-be Shortland Street star Johnny Barker).

Go the Jumpers! The 'Bain' team after our win...
** More Photos from Bain - The Musical (The Trevor Bain Story)...

Click below to watch the version of "Bain - The Musical (The Trevor Bain Story)" that screened on C4 TV, as part of the Grand National Final of the 48 Hours Film Competition 2007.

(NB: Clip begins with "Behind the Lens", a faux "preview" interview with Bain's co-creators... Speed through to around 1:20 if you just want to see the short film)...

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