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Huge Film Auction Supports Filmmaker

November 23rd, 2005

Huge Film Auction Supports Filmmaker

A terrific auction with one-off items donated from NZ film luminaries (Peter Jackson, Sam Neill, Roger Donaldson, Vincent Ward, Ian Mune) - as well as once-in-a-lifetime opportunities (A 20-year Film Festival Free Pass) - kicks off a fundraiser to help raise medical funds for Brad McGann, the award-winning director of the NZ box-office hit In My Father’s Den.

Brad was recently diagnosed with cancer, his prescribed medication is not publicly funded and his friends and peers are rallying around to try and ease intense financial pressure at what is already a very stressful time.

This is a call from his friends to all who work in the film and television industries and movie lovers in general to come along, sip on some 42BELOW cocktails, nibble the finest canapés in the land, bid like crazy on some brilliant auction items and then sit back and watch one of Brad's favourite films, Terrence Malick’s mesmerising Badlands (1973, starring Martin Sheen and Sissey Spacek).

Please come along and show your support.

Ticket price: $45
Venue: SKY CITY THEATRE
Date: Monday 5th December

Tickets can be purchased through TICKETEK CENTRES
Or buy clicking on the following link Bradlands Tickets

Running Order:
6.30: Arrive
7.00: Auction
8.30: Film

Includes: A Cocktail by 42BELOW and yummy canapés.

NB: If you are unable to attend the event but would like to make a donation, you may transfer funds directly into the following account:

Brad McGann Trust
Dominion Law Trust Account, National Bank, Newmarket Branch
Account No. 060193 0228385 02

Or send a cheque to:
Brad McGann Trust
PO Box 7015, Wellesley Street
Auckland

ENDS

AUCTION HOT LIST
NB: You must bring a cheque book and/or Photo ID to bid on items.
No cash/eftpos allowed.

- This is the big one folks! The Auckland Film Festival is offering an exclusive festival pass valid for twenty years (that’s not a typo – that’s 20 yrs!) of free film-going

- Two return airfares courtesy of Qantas, and two full passes to attend all the films at the 2006 Melbourne International Film Festival

- Two tickets to the scorching hot premiere of King Kong in Wellywood

- Have the spooky Hollywood Cinema all to yourself and watch a sneak preview of the terrifying new film The Descent – either alone (if you dare) or with your friends and loved ones (includes popcorn and possibly ghosts)

- Get your 15 minutes of fame: a walk-on part as an extra on NZ’s most popular soap, Shortland St

- Enjoy a divine three-course dinner or lunch for four prepared in your home by top Auckland chef Michael Meredith (The Grove restaurant). The meal is to be accompanied by wines especially selected by The Grove’s owner Michael Dearth. The Grove is consistently rated as one of the best and most exciting dining experiences in Auckland thanks to its talented young chef – and you can have him in your kitchen.

- A colour pencil drawing by esteemed NZ artist Dame Louise Henderson (1902-95). Originally from Paris, Henderson emigrated to New Zealand in 1925. She studied at the Canterbury School of Art, and her long career included painting and exhibiting with Rita Angus and other Canterbury artists of The Group (1930s). Her paintings and drawings are highly collectable. This is a very special anonymous donation from a fellow director.

- A beautiful feather cloak as worn in the upcoming film River Queen – starring Kiefer Sutherland and Samantha Morton – and donated by one of NZ’s most talented and original directors, Vincent Ward.

- Doyle’s whiskey flask as used in Vincent Ward’s River Queen by Hollywood star Kiefer Sutherland. An antique whiskey flask – glass, pewter and leather. Made in England by James Dixon & Sons. Donated by Silverscreen Films

- A case of wine from actor Sam Neill’s vineyard

- A case of ‘Sleeping Dogs’ wine courtesy of The World’s Fastest Indian director Roger Donaldson

- A leather coat with gang insignia from the box-office smash Once Were Warriors, generously donated by its producer Robin Scholes, for whom it was made especially.

- A leather jacket designed for the hugely successful film Once Were Warriors and worn by the boss of the gang which Nig joins. It was also used in Brokenhearted, where it was worn by Lawrence Makoare. Kindly donated by actor/writer/director Ian Mune.

- Hollywood comes to Auckland. Two tickets to the NZ premiere of North Country, with Charlize Theron in attendance. Plus a poster from the film, signed by Niki Caro, Charlize Theron , Woody Harrelson and Sean Bean

- Two double tickets to the premiere of Sione’s Wedding in March – the new film from the Naked Samoan/bro Town boys

- A selection of FORTY great movies from the Sony Pictures catalogue, including such classics as Taxi Driver and The Monty Python Set, Crouching Tiger, American Psycho, Lawrence of Arabia, Gandhi, Ghostbusters, Easy Rider, as well as the complete TV series of Seinfeld and NZ's own Bro'Town. Got to be the ultimate Xmas gift.

- Sixteen cocktails at the Muscat Room, Auckland’s coolest hang out.

- Hoyts Gold Pass – free pass to see unlimited movies at any Hoyts cinema (excluding Queen St), valid for a year - and unlimited means unlimited.

- Rialto VIP Card: free pass for two to see unlimited films at any Rialto Cinema, valid for a year - and unlimited means unlimited.

- A signed King Kong poster by Peter Jackson

- A special gift-box containing six premium bottles of Goldwater Estate wine plus two tickets to the Goldwater Long Lunch, held at their vineyard on Waiheke Island

- 42 Below special gift-box containing a selection of 6 bottles of: SOUTH, 42 Below and 42 Below flavours, and a cocktail book

ENDS

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