Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Celebrities together in “ultra-slow motion” to support youth


News Release

30 October 2012

New Zealand celebrities come together in “ultra-slow motion” to support a new social movement.

An ultra-slow motion film will bring the wall above Britomart Country Club to life.

Located in central Auckland, the film will be projected onto a wall on the 1st to the 3d of November at 8:30 pm to 11pm each night, and will act as part of a groundswell-support campaign for Y for YOUTH.

Y for YOUTH is a new model of charity with the goal of being a catalyst in reducing New Zealand’s youth suicide rates by creating sustained funding for youth organisations around the country. As Y for YOUTH is still in the development stage, they are seeking individuals and businesses to assist in building the core infrastructure by supporting the organisation as Founding Angels or Companions.

Filmed by ultra-slow motion specialists and Y for YOUTH Founding Angels number 9, Daryl Habraken and Hamish Trott of Phantom Effect, the film features local celebrities Shortland Street actress Amanda Billing, musician Tiki Taane, and TV Presenter Jo Holley, whom have come together to create a better future for New Zealand’s youth.



Jo Holley being ``swashed’’

Shot with a camera that’s worth a Lamborghini, the film is captured at over 2000 frames per second and will keep the viewers hypnotised with an incredible detail of every action.

“We were really excited to get on board with Y for YOUTH and make this film, it’s a unique way to spread a message that our youth need help and businesses should step up to make a difference,

“Y for YOUTH acts as an umbrella in the sense that they’re targeting many different charities at the same time. There needs to be a massive growth in the community to fix the rising youth suicide rates,” say Hamish and Darryl.

With 25% youth unemployment and an extreme bullying culture, many of New Zealand youth are vulnerable and according to the recent annual suicide statistics released by the Chief Coroner, suicides in the 15 to 19 year-old age group increased another 40% in the last year.

Co-Founder of Y for YOUTH, Lara Jane says, “In New Zealand, the way the youth sector is set up is causing youth charities to compete against each other for financial stability.”

“We are providing on-going funding to sustain programmes that mentor and empower youth. Ultimately this will benefit the entire community at its core,” says Lara.

Many celebrities and prominent figures in New Zealand have jumped on board and provided “overwhelming support” so far, adds Lara Jane.

Shortland Street star, Amanda expresses her commitment and utmost support towards Y for YOUTH.

“I’m backing possibility and resilience and confidence and change,” says Amanda.
Multi- platinum award winning musician Tiki Taane has also joined forces with Y for YOUTH to combat New Zealand’s appalling youth social statistic.

“Y for YOUTH has blown me away with the amount of research that has gone into developing their plan. It’s exciting, and it will evolve into a very strong, powerful movement that will make a real difference to New Zealand youth,” says Tiki.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

New Research: Most Homeless People Working Or Studying

“The cost of housing has been rising without corresponding increases in income, whilst the number of state houses per capita has been in decline. Many low-income people are missing out on housing, whether we recognise them as ‘homeless’ or not. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Traynor: New Offender Info Sharing Plan

“This Bill delivers on that step-change by moving away from name-based records held by individual agencies to a shared, anchor identity based on unalterable information, such as fingerprints and facial recognition. It also gives agencies access to the drivers’ licence photo database and birth, death and marriages information." More>>

  • NZ Law Foundation - New $2M fund for research on information challenges
  • Littoral: New Ship To Deliver Enhanced Naval Capability

    Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government has approved a Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force recommendation to request tenders for a new naval ship to support littoral operations. More>>

    July:

    After King's Labour Snub: Māori Party And Kiingitanga To Work Together

    Māori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox met with Kiingitanga representatives in Wellington yesterday to discuss working together on key issues for the betterment of Māori. More>>

    ALSO:

    Waitangi Claim On Rehabilitation: The 'Justus' System For Māori Not Good Enough

    Closing statements at the Waitangi Tribunal case against Corrections called for immediate steps and a comprehensive review to address the high rate of Māori reoffending. More>>

    ALSO:

    Advice: PM Sets Rules For Ministers' Treatment Of Public Servants

    Prime Minister John Key has laid down the law about the way ministers and public servants should interact, saying ministers may not always like the advice they receive, but they must listen to it carefully, respectfully and professionally. More>>

    Gordon Campbell: On The Funding Changes In Special Needs Education, And Uber

    The plan to strip out the educational support for older “special needs” children in order to meet the existing shortfall in funding for special needs in early childhood education is so miserly and relentlessly stupid as to defy belief… More>>

    SPECIAL EDUCATION (& More):

    Online Learning Plans:

    Post Cab Presser: Inquiries And Consciences

    This afternoon the Prime Minister John Key announced that his cabinet had drafted terms of reference for the Havelock North water contamination inquiry... In response to questions on the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill, the Prime Minister said he didn't think allowing National MPs a conscience vote was warranted. More>>

    ALSO:

    Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Regional
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news