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And action: Cromwell man Raymond Lum is keen to enter New Zealand's largest
film-making competition, the Rialto Channel 48-hour film challenge, next month
and is looking for people interested in taking part.
Photo: CHE BAKER
Cameras roll for
By CHE BAKER
Film-maker seeks partners
Writing, shooting and editing a
short film in 48 hours would be too
much pressure for some people,
but not for an amateur Cromwell
film-maker who plans to take part
in the Rialto Channel 48-hour film
challenge next month.
But he needs your help.
Sword Productions producer
Raymond Lum says hundreds of
teams from across New Zealand
take part in the annual event,
which involves producing a short
film, between one and seven
minutes long, from scratch in 48
The competition, in its 11th year,
is considered the largest film-
making competition in the
Mr Lum hopes to rally a crew of
between six to 10 people to take
part in the challenge.
Actors, actresses, makeup artists,
camera and sound people roles are
some of the positions that needed
to be filled.
Each year the competition
organisers provide random
elements the film must include
such as a line of dialogue, a prop
or a person's name.
A genre, such as thriller or
romance, is also given but not
until the challenge started.
Josh Olson will lead a panel of
judges to select the top films, and
The Hobbit director Peter Jackson
will choose a wildcard entry
before a grand champion is
The competition is a great way to
work as a team and show if you
can work under pressure, Mr Lum
Mr Lum, who has competed in the
event before for teams based in
Auckland, urges those wanting to
take part to contact him through
his website: swordproductions
Jock was always there
Good man: Jock Jolly and wife Deirdre.
He knew the secret ins and outs
of many of the homes and
buildings in the Alexandra area,
but the man who was Jock Jolly
was anything but secret.
Family and friends describe him
as both an identity and an icon
in the town he called home for
almost 50 years.
He was born Ronald Greig Jolly
in Riverton on January 31 1939,
but it was during his school days
at St George School in Inver-
cargill that the Scottish care-
taker called him Jock, and the
After labouring on a farm after
leaving school as soon as he
could, a chance meeting with a
former teacher led him into an
apprenticeship with plumber
Ray Eunson and on to work at
both Makarewa and Ocean
Beach Freezing Works.
Risking the safety of that job,
Jock and his wife Deirdre and
their nine-month-old daughter
Anne arrived in Alexandra with
a week's wages, knowing just
one person in the town, and
travelling in an A40 car with the
work vehicle, on December 28,
''Builders here in Alexandra had
asked if there was a young
plumber who wanted to come
and help with all the new
development that was going on
at that time'' Mrs Jolly said. ''It
was the kindness and thought-
fulness of local residents that
saw us through those early
Monday night became fire-
brigade night for more than 30
''You quickly learned never to
park behind dad's truck at
night'' daughter Kathryn said.
Sport was always a passion for
Jock, beginning early with great
hand-eye co-ordination which
saw him play softball for
Southland Colts and rugby for
Star. He was on a 9 handicap in
golf until an accident with a
chainsaw cost him a finger and
he could no longer grip the club,
so he turned to bowls and was on
track to be Central Otago
Veteran Champion this season
until his health deteriorated.
He also loved his garden, picking
a large bag of tomatoes on his
last morning at home. He also
loved horse racing.
But it was his work ethic that
family and friends really
appreciated. He was hard-
working, fair, a ''kid-magnet''
with his patience, had no time
for snobbery, and no way would
he not answer an emergency call
from an elderly person or those
with young children.
Jock is survived by his wife
Deirdre, children Anne, Peter,
Andrew, Gavin and Kathryn,
and 10 grandchildren.
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