This two-hander from writer/actor Rosie Howells (Wellington Paranormal) and filmmaker Baz Macdonald explores our addiction to being plugged in. Howells plays a woman who is ready to record a new cooking video for her channel — only technology isn't playing ball. Trouble is the old technology just doesn't cut it anymore. While killing time waiting for her internet company to fix the glitch, she drifts into a worrying existential crisis. The Wifi Project was a national finalist in the 2020 48Hours competition; Howells and MacDonald were named Best Solo or Duo Team. Howells is also a part of the NZ On Screen team.
Not having wi-fi is a horror we can all relate too. Made by a team of two and in level 4 lockdown, this team took inspiration from some of the tropes of The Blair Witch project to create this domestic horror story in the suburbs of Wellington. Making the finals from over 1200 films submitted in our 2020 lockdown edition, this film left a lasting impression on us both.– 48Hours national managers Ness Patea and Ruth Korver on why The Wifi Project is one of their favourite 48Hours films