Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


South Coast Film Screening On Home Ground

South Coast Film Screening On Home Ground

A film inspired by a Wellington bus driver will bring together two grassroots organisations fostering community sustainability.

Set on Wellington’s South Coast and directed by Island Bay filmmakers, Hook, Line and Sinker is the perfect film to fundraise for the growing Wellington Timebank, and will provide an opportunity for locals to meet the film’s actors and directors.

Produced by local company Torchlight Films, the film was made with a unique, sustainable budget model. Director Andrea Bosshard believes that the prevalent filmmaking model struggles with issues of sustainability. Everyone involved in the production of Hook, Line and Sinker was paid the same, regardless of their position. The film was completed on a shoestring budget and was self-distributed to over fifty cinemas throughout New Zealand to maximise returns to the cast and crew.

The Wellington Timebank also has an innovative currency model, with every Timebanker’s skills valued equally and traded for time credits. The Timebank is working to build resilient local communities by encouraging Wellingtonians to exchange skills, knowledge and expertise with people in their neighbourhood.

The fundraising film screenings, the first in Island Bay, offer a chance for local residents to meet the actors and filmmakers and mix with their neighbours in the spirit of timebanking. More than 50 New Zealand cinemas have shown Hook, Line and Sinker and Island Bay Timebanker Sonya Cameron is excited to see it on home ground, “It’s set on the South Coast, and the directors live in my neighbourhood; it’s great to get out and celebrate local film in our community”.

Inspired by a chance sighting of a bus driver swimming in Houghton Bay, Hook, Line and Sinker tells the working class story of a truck driver (Rangimoana Taylor) who faces unemployment as his eyesight fails. His family, including award winning actors Carmel McGlone and Geraldine Brophy, conspire to take over his breadwinning duties. The entire film was shot locally in Wellington including South Coast beaches, the Willis Street WINZ office and St. Mary of the Angels church in Boulcott Street.

Wellington Timebank and Torchlight Films present fundraising screenings of Hook, Line and Sinker at Wellington South Baptist Church in Island Bay on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of September. Coffee and cake is available for $5 from 6.30pm, film starts at 7.30pm, Q & A with the filmmakers and actors follows. Tickets are $15 or $10 for concession with ID. Tickets available from www.wellingtontimebank.org.nz or on the door.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Werewolf: Music Criticism As A Dating Metaphor

Music criticism can be just another form of consumer advic... Yet ever since pop music criticism first entered the media mainstream it has played a wider role, too. Rather than a decree with a numerical score attached, this kind of criticism functions more like travel notes. A conversation, even a form of seduction. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Rushing For Gold

The first section focuses particularly on the Victorian connections – commercial, legal, mining and personal, including migration statistics. But for me the most interesting chapters were in the middle sections about the people of the goldfields. More>>

Comedy Festival Review: VOTE BATT

The political campaigning in the US over the last eight months or so has provided a stark insight into how far political candidates are willing to go. This background came into focus as “former comedian” – now politician – Tim Batt ushered people up into the front seats, passing out badges and taking photographs with his not entirely adoring public... More>>

HRH QEII's 90th: New Zealand Post Birthday Stamps Fit For A Queen

New Zealand Post is celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday with a special series of stamps and a limited edition silver coin. The Queen was born on 21 April 1926. To mark her birthday, New Zealand Post has produced ‘lenticular’ or moving stamps that feature nine different images of the Queen on just three stamps. More>>

ALSO:

Anzac Day: A Time To Stand Against Hatred

The Human Rights Commission says ANZAC Day is a time for New Zealanders to remember those things our grandparents stood for and stand up against intolerance and prejudice. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news