NZ Fantasy Short Broken Glass Premieres on White Ribbon Day
NZ Fantasy Short Broken Glass to Premiere on White Ribbon Day
Wellington’s Embassy Theatre Hosting World Premiere with J.J. Abrams’ “Super 8”
Wellington, 18 October, 2013 ~ Paramount Pictures NZ and Seriously Entertainment present the World Premiere Charity Gala of “Broken Glass” plus a special screening of the Steven Spielberg-produced film “Super 8” at The Embassy on 25 November 2013 in benefit of Shine and White Ribbon Day.
In “Broken Glass” a young boy being bullied at school and with an abusive father at home encounters a mysterious creature that soon changes his life forever.
The short film will have its World Premiere with a fundraiser event for domestic abuse organisation Shine who endorsed the film from script stage. Tickets for the screening are $25 each from www.iticket.co.nz with all money from collections on the night going to the White Ribbon Day campaign.
It is the second short film from award-winning filmmaker Chaz Harris who said the first spark of inspiration for the film came after seeing the J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg-produced film “Super 8” which will screen as the main feature thanks to Paramount Pictures.
“It reminded me of the way films used to make me feel, I didn’t realise how much I missed that sense of magic and imagination in movies until then and so I set out to achieve the same”, Harris said. “I made ‘Broken Glass’ as a self-contained short story that’s part of a bigger mythological world I want to explore in ‘The Glassmaker’ which is the continuing feature film I’ve written”.
Executive Director of Shine Jane Drumm says, “these are tough times and family violence is a grim issue - on both counts, this country needs to feel that a light is shining on a terrible problem and that some brightness is coming”.
The filmmakers are currently running a PledgeMe campaign to cover the event overheads as they want 100% of ticket sales to go directly to Shine if possible https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/Crowd/Details/1421
Tickets for the premiere are available for $25 from iTICKET: http://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2013/nov/broken-glass-charity-gala-world-premiere
A preview clip from the film has just been released online: https://vimeo.com/76945039
Shine is New Zeland’s largest domestic abuse organisation registered as a charity and has spent the last 22 years doing what works to stop domestic abuse. Shine provides support services for those in a situation of domestic abuse. For more information visit www.2shine.org.nz
“Broken Glass” was independently financed and made in Wellington through a combination of private investment, crowdfunding and sponsorship. The film was shot on the RED Epic camera (also used for blockbusters like The Hobbit and Star Trek: Into Darkness). The film is the second short film from award-winning filmmaker Chaz Harris (The Shoe Box/101 Dates) and was produced by Wellington-based production company Seriously Entertainment. www.brokenglassfilm.com