Award Winning NZ Indie Film: Next Sopranos?
Award Winning New Zealand Indie Film Destined to Become the Next Sopranos!
Over the past five years, David Whittet and a dedicated group of indie film makers have been shooting Amiri & Aroha, a trilogy of multi award winning New Zealand independent films.
Amiri & Aroha began as a Māori take on Romeo & Juliet, a love story set against a background of gang rivalry and tribal hostility on the stunning East Cape of New Zealand.
As a result of tremendous success on the international film festival circuit, including awards at the Best Shorts and Accolade competitions and at the renowned Prestige Film Festival in Hollywood, there is huge interest in the USA with several network managers likening Amiri & Aroha to acclaimed series The Sopranos, saying that: "both have powerful characters, compelling and well written stories which captivate audiences."
Amiri & Aroha is poised to become the next big media sensation!
In addition to broadcasting as a mini series and a cinema release, a network in USA is interested in developing a long running series based on David Whittet’s characters. As one media executive remarked, this is “a project unlike any other - a heady mixture of love, rivalry, tribal ritual, gang warfare, full of intrigue and to cap it all, shot in the heart of Middle Earth!”
Now every movie lover has the chance to be part of this global cinematic phenomenon!
David Whittet and the crew are running an IndieGoGo campaign to raise finishing funds for the project.
In the best tradition of indie film making, Amiri & Aroha has been entirely self funded. The cast and crew have all given their time to this project for the sheer love of film making, without asking for any financial reward. We have a proven track record of delivering world-class products on a micro budget, but film making is expensive. Whilst principal photography is complete, we have a further shoot planned for November. With such incredible opportunities ahead, we are determined the films will be as powerful as we can possibly make them.
Amiri's Child, the second film in the trilogy, has already caused a considerable stir in New Zealand. Preview audiences have been quick to draw parallels between our story and the New Zealand government's sale of shares in the power industry. Does Amiri’s Child foreshadow the dangers of power generation becoming a political hot potato and falling into the wrong hands? Could the deadly rivalry between the two power companies in Amiri’s Child predict a similar confrontation here in New Zealand? Will life imitate art?
This is an exciting time to get involved in our project!
Our IndieGoGo Campaign has some very special and unique rewards, offering all our supporters a role in the film, on both sides of the camera! Budding indie film makers can kick start their careers working on our project.
Always wanted to be in a movie? There are still some walk-on parts up for grabs.
There is extensive material on the
project at our website, including behind the scene features,
trailers and first look videos: David
Whittet's New Film Amiri & Aroha
Keep up to date with our latest news on the official Amiri & Aroha blog: The Official Podcast & Blog for David Whittet's new film "Amiri & Aroha"
We are on the cusp of something really great and we would love to share the journey with you!